NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Rosetta Genomics has named Ron Kalfus to be chief financial officer, starting this week. Kalfus previously was CFO and treasurer at MabCure, a biotech startup focused on antibody-based cancer detection, and before that he handled financial reporting to the SEC for Toys "R" Us.

Rubicon Genomics has hired Kenneth Solomon as director of sales and marketing. He has previously held positions at Centocor Ortho Biotech, Pharmacia/Searle, Biomet, and Boehringer Mannheim.

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