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People in the News: Richard Hockett; Dan Clutter


CombiMatrix has named Richard Hockett medical director, the firm said last week.

Hockett will start his position in May. He joins CombiMatrix from Affymetrix, where he served as CMO from 1999 to 2008. Before that, he was group leader for genomic medicine at Eli Lilly.

A board certified clinical pathologist, Hockett started his career in the department of pathology at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.

He holds an MD from the University of Minnesota and performed his residency in clinical pathology at Washington University in Saint Louis.

Fluidigm has tapped Dan Clutter as North American sales director for its eastern sales region. He will be responsible for sales growth in the eastern US and Canada and will be a member of Fluidigm's North American commercial leadership team, according to a spokesperson.

Clutter joins Fluidigm from Gentel Biosciences, where he had served as vice president of commercial development since 2009. Before that, he was vice president of sales at NimbleGen Systems, now Roche NimbleGen.

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