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ADMET company Qualyst has promoted Ian Mehr to vice president of business development. Mehr joined Qualyst in 2003 and has responsibility for major account licensing activity, management the firm's ongoing MDS alliance, and all marketing activities.


IntegraGen has appointed Gerald Wagner to the board of directors. Wagner, an independent consultant, had been president of Agfa Matrix Division at Agfa Corporation, and elected to the Agfa-Gevaert board. He received his PhD from the Technical University in Darmstadt, Germany.


CeMines has appointed Gary Carter as vice president of corporate development. Carter comes to CeMines from Transgenomic, where he was responsible for market research. He had also been manager of market research at Proligo, where he worked with product managers to determine optimal marketing and promotional strategies for new nucleic acid products.

Carter earned a master's degree in marketing research from the University of Georgia and a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of South Carolina.


Ensemble Discovery has named Richard Begley as president and CEO. Begley had been serving as president and CEO of 454 Corporation. Before joining 454, Begley served in a variety of senior management positions at Agilent Technologies, Hewlett-Packard, Schlumberger Automated Test Equipment, PerkinElmer, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. He received his PhD and MS in applied physics from Stanford University.

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