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Roch Kelly, Reiner Westermeier

RainDance Technologies this week announced the appointment of Roch Kelly as Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately.
Prior to RainDance, Kelly was vice president of clinical operations for Synarc. His previous positions included Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Protedyne, and vice president of clinical operations and worldwide business at Parexel International. Kelly also served as executive director of manufacturing operations at Chiron Diagnostics.

Fluorotechnics has announced the appointment of Reiner Westermeier as its scientific marketing director.
Reiner was previously scientific support director for GE Healthcare, where he was responsible for the development of new electrophoresis systems, application development, and troubleshooting within the area of separations and analysis techniques used in proteomics.

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