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Jerry Williamson

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Genetix Group has appointed Jerry Williamson as president of US operations, effective immediately, the company said this week. 
 
Williamson will also serve as Genetix' global leader of diagnostic business development, and will be responsible for establishing and executing the company's growth strategy in the diagnostic and biomarker imaging markets, Genetix said.
 

Williamson was previously president of Biacore and Pyrosequencing. Williamson has also held commercial management positions at Genzyme Genetics and Roche Laboratories.

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