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By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

WaferGen Biosystems said this week that it has appointed Ivan Trifunovich as president, CEO, and director. Trifunovich is currently executive chairman, president, and CEO of Helicos Biosciences, and will continue in that role part-time. Previously, he served as senior vice president of Third Wave Technologies, now part of Hologic. Before that he held several sales and marketing and R&D positions with large pharmaceutical companies.

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