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People in the News: Jun 21, 2011

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Debra Gordon has been tapped to be vice president and chief legal counsel at HTG Molecular Diagnostics. Prior to joining HTG, Gordon served as general counsel for Ventana Medical Systems.


Corning has hired Richard Eglen to be vice president and general manager of its Corning Life Sciences business segment. Eglen formerly led the Biodiscovery business for PerkinElmer. He takes over the post from Mark Beck, who will now lead Corning's Environmental Technologies segment.


Allegro Diagnostics has appointed Michael Webb to be president and CEO and to serve on its board of directors. Webb previously was president and CEO of Anchor Therapeutics and EPIX Pharmaceuticals. He also is executive chairman of Virtify and he has been chairman of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council.


Kevin Krenitsky has been named chief operating officer at Foundation Medicine. Krenitsky previously was president of Enzo Clinical Labs. Before his time at Enzo, he was CEO at BioServe Biotechnologies and Parkway Clinical Laboratories.

The Scan

Purnell Choppin Dies

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To See Future Risk

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PLOS Papers on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus, Bone Marrow Smear Sequencing, More

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, archived bone marrow sequencing, and more.