Chris Linthwaite

Fluidigm has appointed Chris Linthwaite as president and chief operating officer. He will report directly to CEO Gajus Worthington. Linthwaite joins Fluidigm from the genetic sciences division of Thermo Fisher Scientific where he served as president. He also served as president of the BioProduction division at Life Technologies, a Thermo Fisher subsidiary.

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