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Alex Zrolka, Stan Letovsky, Kevin Sayer

Invetech has named Alex Zrolka vice president of business development for the company’s North American life sciences division, the firm said last week.
Zrolka previously worked in marketing management, business development, and sales for Biotech Envoy, Genicon Sciences, Qiagen, Bio-Rad Laboratories, and DNAStar.

Codon Devices has named Stan Letovsky executive director of bioinformatics and information technology, the company said last week.
Letovsky most recently was senior director of computational sciences at Millennium Pharmaceuticals.
He also was in global bioinformatics with Monsanto and worked on the Genome Database Project at Johns Hopkins Medical Institute.   

Kevin Sayer will join the board of directors at Eksigent, the company said last week.
Sayer, a biotech and pharmaceutical industry consultant, was named to the board as part of the company’s expansion of its medical devices segment, Eksigent said.

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