NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Marijn Dekkers has resigned his position as president, CEO, and member of the board of directors at Thermo Fisher Scientific to take over as CEO of German drug, chemicals, and life science giant Bayer.

Thermo Fisher has appointed current COO Marc Casper to become president, CEO, and board member effective Oct. 15, 2009.

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