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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Stem cell engineering company Novocell has appointed former Solexa boss John West to be president and CEO and a member of the its board of directors. West was CEO of Solexa between 2004 and 2007, and before that he was VP of DNA platforms at Applied Biosystems.

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