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People in the News: Drew Arnold


Cartagenia, which develops software to automate genetic analysis, has hired Drew Arnold as vice president of sales and business development in North America, where he will head the company's new North American office in Boston, Mass.

Arnold was previously at GenomeQuest, where he headed its global sales team. He has also held positions at Silicon Informatics and Lion Bioscience. He holds a PhD from Cornell University and degrees from the University of Minnesota and Oregon State University.

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