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Hiroyuki Mitani, Petter Leddy, MultiCell Technologies



Hiroyuki Mitani has been appointed president and CEO of GE Healthcare Technologies, Japan. Mitani joined GE Japan in 1992 as director of business development. Prior to his current role, he served as general manager of marketing and sales for GE Transportation, Japan. In 1996, he served as general manager of marketing and sales for GE Energy, Japan.

Mitani received his MS in operations research from Stanford University in 1984 and an MS in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1983. He received his BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1977.

Petter Leddy will join Invitrogen as senior vice president of human resources, effective July 5, Invitrogen said last week.

Leddy will oversee global HR strategy and lead all aspects of human resources, including talent acquisition, employee development, internal communications, compensation and benefits, and acquisition integration, Invitrogen said. He most recently served as vice president of human resources for the Americas operations of Dell. Prior to this, Leddy was executive vice president for human resources at Promus Hotel Corporation. He holds a PhD and MS in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology.



MultiCell Technologies and its marketing and manufacturing licensee XenoTech last week announced the availability of Fa2N-4 hepatocytes in shrink-wrapped vials.

By opening up the wrap, the companies said, the user indicates acceptance of the terms of a one-time license. This allows companies to buy plated cells without the need for future no-grow agreements, MultiCell and XenoTech said.

The Scan

Interfering With Invasive Mussels

The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels.

Participation Analysis

A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports.

Right Whales' Decline

A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC.

Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map

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