Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Pairings: Oct 27, 2010

Premium

Combimatrix has appointed Daniel Forche to be senior vice president of sales and marketing. Forche comes to Combimatrix from Agendia, where he held the same title as his new post, and before that he worked in marketing and sales at Ventana Medical Systems and at Abbott Laboratories' diagnostics division.


HistoRx said this week that Heiner Dreismann has joined the company's board of directors.

Dreismann is former president and CEO of Roche Molecular Systems. He was employed by Hoffmann la Roche for 20 years, serving in several roles, including head of global business development for Roche Diagnostics; and head of the PCR business unit for Europe. Dreismann also was a member of Roche Diagnostics' global executive committee.

The Scan

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.