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People In The News: Dec 24, 2009

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Rosetta Genomics has appointed two new members, David Sidransky and Kenneth Berlin, to its board of directors. Berlin currently is company president and CEO. Sidransky is a director of the Head and Neck Cancer Research Division at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The company also has re-elected Joshua Rosensweig to continue serving on the board until 2012.

Nitin Sood of Agilent Technologies has joined the board of directors at the Association for Laboratory Automation. Sood is GM of the automation solutions business at Agilent Technologies, and he formerly was GM of Agilent's micro-fluidics business.

Pacific Biometrics has promoted Michael Murphy to the COO position. He previously was senior VP of operations, and before that he was technical director at Laboratory Corporation of America.

Lynn L'Archeveque has recently joined Schott as the US east coast sales manager for its Nexterion microarray products business. Prior to joining Schott, L'Archeveque worked in business development at NextBio and Biocompare.

Expression Pathology said this week that Jon Burrows has joined the company as vice president of R&D. He previously held management positions at Ventana, Novartis, Chiron, and Sugen.

In addition, Jenny Heidbrink joined the firm as head of mass spectrometry. She comes from Celera and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Vermillion this week announced the appointment of William Wallen to its board, effective upon confirmation of the firm's Chapter 11 reorganization plan. Wallen is currently chief scientific officer and senior vice president of R&D at Idexx Laboratories.

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