NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BG Medicine has tapped Paul Sohmer to be president, CEO, and a member of its board of directors, effective immediately, the company said this week.

Sohmer previously was CEO of several medical device and diagnostics companies, including Pathway Diagnostics, Viracor-IBT Laboratories, and Orthocon, and he was chairman, president, and CEO of TriPath Imaging before it was acquired by Becton Dickinson.

Early in his career, Sohmer also was CEO of Genetrix, a genetic testing lab that was acquired by Genzyme.

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