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Simulations Plus has promoted John DiBella to vice president of marketing and sales.

In his new post, DiBella will have signature authority on multiple corporate documents, including software license agreements, confidentiality agreements, and consulting and collaboration contracts, the company said.

Prior to taking on the position, DiBella held several positions at Simulations Plus including director of marketing and sales; manager of marketing and sales; senior applications scientist; and modeling and simulation scientist.


Accelrys said this week that Christopher Steffen, a member of its board of directors, has chosen not to stand for reelection when his current term expires later this year.


The Scan

Response Too Slow, Cautious

A new report criticizes the global response to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nature News reports.

Pushed a Bit Later

Novavax has pushed back its timeline for filing for authorization for its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Bloomberg.

AMA Announces Anti-Racism Effort

The Associated Press reports that the American Medical Association has released a plan to address systemic racism in healthcare.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on miRMaster 2.0, MutationTaster2021, LipidSuite

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: tool to examine small non-coding RNAs, approach to predict ramifications of DNA variants, and more.