NanoString Technologies has appointed Joseph Beechem as senior vice president of research and development.
Beechem joins the company from Life Technologies, where he was most recently vice president; head of advanced sequencing; and head of global sequencing chemistry, biochemistry, and biophysics. Prior to that, he was chief technology officer of Life Technologies, chief scientific officer at Invitrogen (now part of Life Tech), and director of biosciences at Molecular Probes. Prior to joining industry, Beechem was an associate professor at Vanderbilt University for 11 years.
Quest Diagnostics has named Stephen Rusckowski as president and CEO, succeeding Surya Mohapatra. He will also become a member of the board of directors.
Rusckowski is currently CEO of Philips Healthcare. Before that he held a variety of management positions in the healthcare division of Hewlett-Packard/Agilent Technologies.
Quest also announced that Daniel Stanzione will become non-executive chairman of the board.