NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Roche said this week that it has appointed Daniel O'Day, current COO of Roche Diagnostics, to be COO of Roche Pharma, taking over for Pascal Soriot, who has left the firm to become CEO of AstraZeneca. Roland Diggelmann will succeed O'Day as COO of Roche Diagnostics.

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