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Pairings: Mar 31, 2010


Integrated Diagnostics, a personalized diagnostics company founded by Leroy Hood, announced the appointment of Albert Luderer as its first CEO. Luderer was previously president and CEO of BioTrove, a molecular biological tools company acquired by Life Technologies in December.

Before BioTrove, Luderer held leadership positions at several firms, including Light Sciences and bioMérieux. Luderer also had a hand in the creation of Siemens Diagnostics. He holds a PhD from Rutgers University where he was a National Science Foundation predoctoral fellow.

Integrated Diagnostics, raised $30 Million in Series A funding in September, is a newly formed company that uses genomic and proteomic techniques to personalize treatment by identifying blood proteins synthesized in the organ of interest.

The Scan

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