Affymetrix has hired John Runkel to be executive VP and general counsel. Runkel formerly was senior VP of business development at Intuitive Surgical, a corporate secretary at VISX, and a managing partner for a law firm in San Francisco.
Deborah Day Barbara has been named VP of business development at Strategic Diagnostics. Day previously was VP of business development and licensing at Ore Pharmaceuticals and she also served as senior director of business and technology development for Johns Hopkins University. Barbara also was involved in sales for a decade at Amersham Life Sciences.