NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Foundation Medicine has appointed Urmi Prasad Richardson to vice president of its international business. Richardson will be based in Germany. Previously, she held leadership positions at Chiron, Novartis, and Immucor.


Scott Mendel has been named CFO at GenMark Diagnostics.

Mendel joins GenMark from Active Network, where he held the same position for four years. Prior to Active Network, he worked at GE for more than 20 years, most recently serving as CFO of the company's Healthcare IT division.

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