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David Burns

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Cyntellect announced this week that it has appointed David Burns as vice president of sales and marketing and chief operating officer.
 
Prior to Cyntellect, Burns was head of strategic growth, head of strategic business development, and vice president of commercial alliances for GE Healthcare Life Sciences. He was previously CEO of Imaging Research and vice president of business development and marketing at Packard-BioSignal.
 
Burns also held other executive positions in business development and marketing with Packard Bioscience in the US and the Netherlands and in scientific sales with Pharmacia/LKB in the UK.

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