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Neil Day, Kate Johnson, Lawrence Bruder


Definiens has appointed Neil Day as its vice president of business development and marketing, the Munich, Germany-based image-analysis software firm said last week.

Dey joins Definiens from BioImagene, where he served as vice president of business development. Prior to that, he was head of business development at Impath. He has also held senior executive positions at Genmethrax, Thomas Jefferson Medical University, and Ciba-Geigy, Definiens said.

Kate Johnson has officially joined Cellumen as the company's vice president of discovery programs, the Pittsburgh-based company said last week. CBA News reported in June that Johnson would be joining Cellumen (see CBA News, 6/13/2005).

Johnson joins Cellumen from Eli Lilly, where she was the director of lead generation biology at Lilly's Center of Excellence in Research Triangle Park, NC, since 2001.

Lawrence Bruder has been promoted to president and COO of Guava Technologies, the company said last week (see related story, this issue).

Bruder joined Guava in 2004, and most recently held the title of vice president of corporate development and worldwide marketing. He has held vice-president-level positions at Applied Biosystems and Becton Dickinson, and has held various marketing, sales, and product management positions with Leica and Olympus. He holds a master of management degree from Kellogg Management School at Northwestern University, and a BS from Rochester Institute of Technology.

The Scan

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.