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Alan Carter and Nigel Williams


Alan Carter

has been named vice president of worldwide sales at BioTrove. Carter will play a major role in the upcoming launch of BioTrove's first product from the company's Living Chip platform, the company said.

Carter joins BioTrove after having served as executive director of business development at GeneLogic. Prior to this, he was the sales director of pharmaceutical accounts for Celera Genomics. He holds a BS in chemistry from Virginia Tech.

Nigel Williams has been named director of operations and distribution at Serologicals. According to the company, Williams will direct operations at its Livingston, Scotland facility.

Williams previously served in a number of senior positions in the pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing field, most recently as director of production and operations at Weston Medical Group. He has a BS in applied biology from Brunel University.

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In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.