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By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Wafergen Biosystems CEO and President Alnoor Shivji has resigned from both of those positions as part of a transition to a new role as a consultant to the company. He also will remain as chairman of the firm.

The firm also entered into a consulting agreement with former Helicos Biosciences President Steve Lombardi, who the company is considering to be its next CEO.

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