Ronald Faris has been promoted to senior vice president of MultiCell Technologies, the Warwick, RI-based company announced last week.
MultiCell said that Faris will also retain his role as chief science officer and chairman of the company’s scientific advisory board. Faris has been employed by MultiCell since 1999. He is also an associate professor of pathology and pediatrics at Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital. He earned his PhD in nutritional toxicology from Cornell University, and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the MD Anderson Science Park Research Center.
Andrea Grant has been appointed as managing director of Galadeno, the new service unit of Galapagos Genomics, the Mechelen, Belgium-based company said last week (see News Scan, in this issue). Grant used to be Galapagos’ director of business development.
Jerry Williamson has been appointed as the new president of Biacore, replacing Thomas Wida, who is leaving the company, Biacore International said last week. Williamson joins the Uppsala, Sweden-based company from Beacon BioPartners, a consultancy focusing on the life sciences sector. Until recently, he was the president of Pyrosequencing.