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Ronald Faris, Heidi Bullock, and Stephen David

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MultiCell Technologies said last week that Ronald Faris, the company's senior vice president and chief science officer, has signed a new employment contract increasing his time commitment to MultiCell.

Faris retains his affiliation with Rhode Island Hospital, and remains an associate professor of pathology and pediatrics at Brown University, MultiCell said.


Heidi Bullock has left her position as director of marketing for Vitra Biosciences, CBA News learned last week. No further details were given regarding her departure or replacement.


Stephen David has joined Nonlinear Dynamics' strategic marketing team, the Newcastle upon Tyne, UK-based company said this week. He comes to Nonlinear from GE Healthcare, formerly Amersham Biosciences, where he worked as DiGE global applications specialist.

 

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