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James Jacobson, John Carrano, Oliver Meek, Robert Pineau, Trena Penney, Fujitsu Computer Systems

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Migrations

Luminex said this week that it has appointed James Jacobson to the new position of vice president and chief scientific officer. Jacobson will be responsible for setting scientific strategy, interacting with worldwide scientific and medical leaders, and advancing xMAP technology awareness. Jacobson will continue in his role as chairman of the Luminex scientific advisory board.

Luminex also said that it has appointed John Carrano to the position of vice president of research and development, and Oliver Meek to the new position of vice president of quality assurance and regulatory affairs.


Artel this week announced the appointment of Robert Pineau to national accounts manager, and the hiring of Trena Penney as marketing representative. The personnel moves were designed to enhance the firm's ability to meet the demand for its new Liquid Delivery Quality Assurance service suite, the company said.

 

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The BioSciences group of Fujitsu Computer Systems said this week that it has officially released the CellInjector Version 2.0 automated microinjection system for large-scale direct injection of agents through cell membranes.

A major new feature of Version 2.0 is the ability to automatically inject adherent cells as well as suspended cells.

For more details on CellInjector Version 2.0, see the May 5 issue of CBA News.

The Scan

Fertility Fraud Found

Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today.

Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People

Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports.

Test Warning

The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK.

Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine

In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.