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Peter Leddy, David Harvey, and Integra Biosciences

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Migrations

The Biotechnology Institute named Invitrogen's Peter Leddy to its board of directors, the organization said last week.

Leddy is senior vice-president of human resources, a position he's held since July 2005. Prior to working at Invitrogen, Leddy spent five years with Dell in several management positions, most recently vice-president of human resources for the company's Americas Operations.

He received his BA in psychology from Creighton University and his MS and PhD in industrial/organizational psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology.


Sigma-Aldrich has extended the term of employment of chairman David Harvey for a one-year term beginning on the date of the first annual general meeting following Jan. 1, 2006, and terminating on the second annual general meeting following Jan. 1, 2006.

 

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Integra Biosciences has introduced a range of enhancements to its CellSpin and CellRoll cell culture systems.

Specifically, Integra said that working in cooperation with "a major pharmaceutical company," it has developed an alarm interface for the CellSpin and CellRoll systems. The module connects to the control unit of the systems and enables direct monitoring of parameters including speed of stirring or rotation, on-off status, and sensing of power failures or other malfunction.

Integra also said that it has prepared protocols for the CellSpin and CellRoll to help users during operational qualification and performance qualification; and modified the CellSpin system so it is compatible with all common spinner flasks.

 

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