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BioNano Genomics has named Garth Monroe as its new chief financial officer.

Prior to joining BioNano, Monroe served as CFO for Epocal, a multi-national, venture-backed medical device company. He previously served as station manager for JetBlue Airways and a financial analyst at United Technologies.

Monroe is a certified public accountant and holds a BSc in business administration from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.


Scienion has tapped Craig Cardella to manage its newly founded US subsidiary (see related story, this issue). Cardella previously was the East Coast sales manager for Matrical Bioscience.

The Scan

Panel Recommends Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine for Kids

CNN reports that the US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted in favor of authorizing the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children between 5 and 11 years old.

Sharing How to Make It

Merck had granted a royalty-free license for its COVID-19 treatment to the Medicines Patent Pool, according to the New York Times.

Bring it Back In

Bloomberg reports that a genetic analysis has tied a cluster of melioidosis cases in the US to a now-recalled aromatherapy spray.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on SomaMutDB, VThunter, SCovid Databases

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: database of somatic mutations in normal tissue, viral receptor-related expression signatures, and more.