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PerkinElmer this week has appointed Richard Begley vice president and general manager of its Analytical Sciences business.
 
In this position, Begley will “develop and lead the growth strategy” globally for the firm’s entire portfolio of analytical instrumentation, which includes chromatography, atomic and molecular spectroscopy, thermal analysis, and laboratory information management systems, the company said.
 
Begley joins PerkinElmer from Ensemble Discovery, where he was president and CEO. Before this he was CEO and president of 454 Life Sciences.
 

 
Eric Lander, director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, has received the 2007 Society for Biomolecular Sciences Achievement Award for Innovation in HTS, the group said this week. Lander will receive his award during a presentation at the Society for Biomolecular Science’s 13th Annual Conference & Exhibition in Montreal, Canada, which will be held on April 15-19.
 
The Award recognizes “outstanding achievements in research, innovation, groundbreaking foundation or seminal contributions that have proven to be broadly applicable to biomolecular sciences or pharmaceutical/agricultural lead discovery,” The society said.
 
Lander will receive a $5,000 honorarium.
 
Past recipients of the SBS Award include Applied Biosystems’ Mike Hunkapiller and Lee Hood from the Institute for Systems Biology.

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