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People in the News: Peter Wulff; Marc Stapley; Christian Henry; Stan Rose


Agendia has named Peter Wulff as vice president of finance and chief financial officer.

Wulff has more than 25 years of experience with financial management and corporate governance in the life sciences industry, the Dutch molecular diagnostics firm said. He is also a certified management accountant.

Wulff, who is originally from The Netherlands, will split his time between Agendia's locations in Amsterdam and Irvine, Calif., the firm said.

Illumina has appointed Marc Stapley as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Christian Henry, who had been serving as both chief financial officer and general manager of Illumina's genetic analysis business, will continue to head the genetic analysis business. The change will go into effect on Jan. 20.

Stapley joins Illumina from Pfizer, where he served as senior vice president responsible for global financial processes and systems. Previously, he held various senior finance roles at Alcatel-Lucent. He also worked as finance director and controller for several groups at Cadence Design Systems.

Stan Rose has been named chief commercial officer at Nabsys, a DNA sequencing technology company.

Rose formerly was CEO of NimbleGen Systems prior to its acquisition by Roche in 2007. He also co-founded Genetic MicroSystems, and he directed PerkinElmer's and Applied Biosystems' PCR businesses, Nabsys said.

The Scan

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.