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Rose Lance, Markus Wolfinger, Stephan Mahn, Cathy Burzik, and Tony White

Axxam has appointed Rose Lance to lead its business development efforts in North America, the Milan, Italy-based company said this week.
Lance will be based in Boston. She comes to Axxam from 454 Life Sciences, where she conducted business development. She has also been employed by Boehringer Mannheim, NovoNordisk, and Dako, Axxam said.
She has a BS in microbiology from Southern Illinois University.

Markus Wolfinger was appointed to the advisory board of CyBio, the company announced this week.
Wolfinger is the CFO of Stratec Biomedical Systems. Dieter Matheis, who had been the board’s chairman, resigned Sept. 30 for personal reasons, the company said. He was replaced by Stephan Mahn.

Applied Biosystems President Cathy Burzik has stepped down, ABI said this week.
Burzik departed to take over as CEO of Kinetic, a San Antonio-based company specializing in advanced wound care and therapeutic surfaces.

Applera President and CEO Tony White has become interim president of the Applera business unit.

Burzik took over the helm of ABI after Michael Hunkapiller retired in August 2004. She joined ABI in September 2003 from Johnson & Johnson, where she was president of the company’s Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics business. Before being named president of ABI, Burzik had been executive vice president and COO at ABI.

The Scan

J&J Booster Support

A US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to support a booster dose of Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the Los Angeles Times.

To Keep the Cases Moving

The president of the UK Royal College of Pathologists tells the Financial Times that more investment is needed to tackle a backlog of cases.

NAS Expels Archaeologist

Science reports Luis Jaime Castillo Butters' expulsion is the first of an international member from the US National Academy of Sciences.

PLOS Papers on Angelman Syndrome-Like Cases, Salmonella Paratyphi A, SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil

In PLOS this week: exome sequencing analysis of Angelman syndrome-like cases, genetic epidemiology of Salmonella Paratyphi A, and more.