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Pairings: Jun 3, 2009


Strategic Diagnostics announced last week Kevin Bratton has joined the company as vice president of finance and chief financial officer, effective June 1.

Bratton joins SDI from EUSA Pharma where he was senior vice president of business operations. Before that he was senior vice president and CFO of Cytogen before it was acquired by EUSA.

Caris Diagnostics announced last week the appointment of David Loesch as director of oncology, clinical trials, and services.

Loesch has been a practicing medical oncologist for more than 18 years and served as co-chairman of the Breast Cancer Committee of the US Oncology Network.

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