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People In The News: Dec 23, 2010

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Rosetta Genomics said this week that Brian Markison has become an observer to the company's board of directors and that he will become a director at the firm upon approval. Markison currently is chairman and CEO of King Pharmaceuticals, where he led the company through to its recently announced acquisition by Pfizer, and before that he was at Bristol-Myers Squibb, where he served as president of BMS Oncology/Virology and Oncology Therapeutics Network.

Celera this week said it has tapped Alfred Merriweather to be senior vice president and CFO. Merriweather previously was executive vice president and CFO at Calypso Medical Technologies, and before that he served as CFO of Monogram Biosciences until it was bought by Laboratory Corporation of America in 2009. Merriweather also has been CFO of Symphonix Devices, Lipomatrix, and Laserscope.

Merriweather replaces Ugo DeBlasi, who left his position with the firm in November.

TcLand Expression has appointed Peter Payne to be chief business officer and head of the company's US operations. Payne most recently was VP of corporate development at Quintiles, where he also worked in senior operations and business development.

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