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Howard Goldstein, Brian Dron


Howard Goldstein, formerly president of Entigen, has joined Argonaut Technologies of Foster City, Calif., as senior vice president of sales, marketing, and service.

Prior to his work at Entigen, which recently closed its Australian offices and laid off a large number of its US employees, Goldstein served as senior vice president for worldwide sales at Incyte Genomics, and vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at Molecular Devices.


Blackstone Computing of Worcester, Mass., has tapped Brian Dron to head up the company’s newly opened European headquarters in Munich. “The rapid growth of the Biosciences IT market and the fact that many of our customers some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and semiconductor design companies are European-based, point to the tremendous opportunity we have to expand our business here,” said Dron in a statement.

Dron joins Blackstone from iCOMS, an e-business services company, where he managed European operations. Previously, he led business development in Europe and California for Molecular Simulations (now Accelrys).

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