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Yasuhiro Kuroda, Douglas Lauffenburger, Karen Gibson, Todd Pierce, Anthony Recupero


Yasuhiro Kuroda, manager of the life sciences business for Japanese software distributor Infocom, will leave the company on April 1 to serve as director of sales and enterprise for Bioinformatics Institute Global Good Ltd., a venture company related to Japan’s National Institute of Genetics. Kuroda will also serve as a sales representative for Geneva Bioinformatics in Japan.

Genstruct has appointed Douglas Lauffenburger to its board of directors. Lauffenburger is the director of the biological engineering division at MIT, and is director of the executive committee for MIT’s Computational and Systems Biology Initiative.

Invitrogen has tapped Karen Gibson as senior VP of information technology and CIO. Gibson was most recently VP of global e-business and CIO for General Electric’s Medical Systems Information Technologies division. She is the third executive to join Invitrogen from GE’s Medical Systems IT division, joining Gregory Lucier, CEO, and Claude Benchimol, senior vice president of R&D.

Todd Pierce has been promoted to vice president of corporate information technology at Genentech. He was previously head of CIT operations at the company.

Anthony Recupero has joined MaxCyte as vice president for business development. He was previously senior director for business development at Gene Logic.

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