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iBiomatics, SAS Institute’s recently launched Internet spin-off, has hired Scott Neuville as chief executive.

Neuville was previously president of the Americas for Steris’ health care division.

Celera appointed Peter Chambre chief operating officer, until now the CEO of Bespak, a British drug delivery group.

The company also announced that Jason Molle had been appointed senior vice president of sales and marketing. Molle, will be in charge of marketing the company’s database subscription business.

Leroy Hood has joined Lynx’s board of directors. Founder of the Institute for Systems Biology, Hood said that Lynx technologies would revolutionize how scientists characterize genomes and expressed genes.

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