Gentel Biosciences has promoted Randall Durnell to executive vice president and chief operating officer, the firm said this week. Dan Clutter has been hired to fill the vice president of commercial operations role vacated by Durnell. Clutter joins Gentel from Roche NimbleGen, where he served as vice president of sales.
Prior to NimbleGen in 2004, Clutter held sales and marketing positions at several companies, including PerkinElmer, Invitrogen, and Applied Biosystems. He holds a PhD from Pennsylvania State University and a BS in biochemistry from Purdue University.
Scott Gottlieb, former US Food and Drug Administration deputy commissioner, has joined the board of directors of CombiMatrix. Gottlieb is currently a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and also serves as an attending physician at Stamford Hospital.
Luminex last week said that executive VP and COO Douglas Bryant recently stepped down from his job in order to become president and CEO of diagnostics firm Quidel in San Diego.