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By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cepheid said this week that it has tapped Robert Kwiatkowski to be its VP of infectious disease research and development. Kwiatkowski has worked in nucleic acid infectious disease test development at Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Gentra Systems, Third Wave Technologies, Becton Dickinson Molecular Diagnostics, and Digene Diagnostics.

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