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Lansing Taylor

Lansing Taylor has been awarded this year’s Society for Biomolecular Sciences Accomplishment Award for his work on the commercialization of high-content screening technology, SBS said this week.
Taylor is the founder, president, and CEO of systems biology firm Cellumen. He was also the founder, chairman, president, and CEO of Cellomics, now a part of Fisher Biosciences.

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