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People In The News: Dec 31, 2010

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Lab-on-a-chip diagnostics and life sciences company Siloam Biosciences has hired Randall Durnell to serve as the firm's VP of commercial operations. Durnell has served as an executive at Thermo Fisher Scientific, Beckman Coulter, Caliper Life Sciences, and Aurora Biosciences, the firm said in its announcement. Durnell will focus his efforts at Siloam Biosciences on growing strategic business interactions and on international distribution.


Fluorotechnics announced this week that Peter Bergquist, John Fletcher, Lars Utterman, and David Weber have stepped down from the company's board of directors. The company is currently in the process of restructuring, which includes selling off parts of its business. In October, it sold its US subsidiary, Gel Company, for $150,000.


Insilicos has appointed Jeff Howbert to the position of senior scientist. A computer scientist and chemist, Howbert has collaborated with Insilicos on several research projects and has previously worked on drug and gene discovery for a variety of pharmaceutical and biotech firms, the company said.


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