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Jim Lindelien, Roland Luethy, Steve McPhail, Donald Holzworth


TimeLogic founder Jim Lindelien is leaving the company “to pursue new opportunities,” according to a company statement. Lindelien, who started the company in 1994 and engineered its DeCypher accelerated bioinformatics technology, most recently held the position of CTO at TimeLogic. The company's primary technology development duties will now be the responsibility of Roland Luethy, senior bioinformatics research scientist, who joined the company in November. Prior to joining TimeLogic, Luethy served as a research scientist at Amgen from 1993.

Microarray analysis firm Expression Analysis (EA) has tapped Steve McPhail as its new CEO. McPhail joins EA from medical device manufacturer ArgoMed, where he served as executive vice president and COO. Prior to joining ArgoMed, McPhail held senior-level sales, marketing and business development positions for Xanthon, TriPath Imaging, Dynex Technologies, and Abbott Laboratories. He replaces Donald Holzworth, president and CEO of Analytical Sciences, who has acted as EA’s interim CEO since Sept. 2001 when ASI began incubating the company.


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