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By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BioNano Genomics said this week that it has elected Albert Luderer to its board of directors. Luderer currently serves as CEO and director of Integrated Diagnostics. He was previously president and CEO of BioTrove, now part of Life Technologies. Previously, he served as CEO of Light Sciences and president and COO of BioMérieux. He has also held senior management positions at Dianon Systems (LabCorp); Boehringer Mannheim (Roche); and Corning.

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