NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Asuragen said this week that it has appointed Matthew McManus as CEO and president.

McManus was most recently CEO and president of PrimeraDx, and MDx platform developer recently acquired by Qiagen. Prior to this, he was head of Cleveland Clinic Laboratories and chief operating officer of the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. He holds an MD and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and an MBA from Boston College.

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