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Stevan Jovanovich, Thomas Lyttle, Scott Lockard, Michael E. Spicer, Nancy Gillett, Glenn Kerkhof, Paul Oskar, and Christopher Perkin


Stevan Jovanovich, former vice president of global research at Amersham Biosciences, has been named president and CEO of Microchip Biotechnologies of Fremont, Calif.

Agilent Technologies and the Analytical Laboratory Managers Association awarded Thomas Lyttle the 2004 ALMA Distinguished Service Award for Analytical Laboratory Management. Lyttle is a retired director of the analytical instrumentation facility at Tulane University and co-founder of ALMA.

Scott Lockard joins ForteBio, formerly Aria Biosystems, as vice president of engineering, the company said last week. Lockard previously was vice president of engineering at Cell Biosciences. Before that he worked for Molecular Dynamics and Amersham Biosciences.

Michael E. Spicer has resigned as senior vice president of finance and CFO of Orchid Biosciences.

Charles River Laboratories International named Nancy Gillett as senior vice president and president, global pre-clinical services, succeeding Michael Ankcorn, who is retiring from the company Dec. 31, 2004. Glenn Kerkhof has been named interim president, global clinical services, succeeding Alastair McEwan, who is leaving the company Dec. 10, 2004. Paul Oskar has been appointed general manager and president, US pre-clinical services. Christopher Perkin, chief operating officer, has been named general manager and president, Canadian pre-clinical services.


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