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RainDance Technologies has appointed Richard Lussier as vice president of worldwide sales and Ingrid Choupin as managing director of European sales and marketing.

Lussier joins RainDance from Cell Biosciences, where he was vice president of worldwide sales and service. He also held sales positions at Solexa (now part of Illumina), Fluidigm, Applied Biosystems (now part of Life Technologies), and Celera Genomics. He holds a BS in biology from Rhode Island College and an MBA from the Fox School of Business at Temple University.

Choupin was most recently associate director of global sales and strategy development at Affymetrix. Prior to that, she served in various sales and management positions at Invitrogen (now part of Life Technologies). She holds an MS in biochemistry from the Université d’Orsay and a marketing management degree from the Institut Superieur de Gestion. Choupin will be based outside of Paris.


Molecular diagnostics firm Molecular Response has tapped Thomas Broudy as chief scientific officer and Richard Scuderi as medical director.

Broudy previously served as director at AltheaDx, where he helped establish genomic service offerings, including microarray, RT-PCR, and nucleic acid isolation. Broudy holds a PhD from Rockefeller University.

Scuderi currently serves as a member of Pacific Rim Pathology group with a specialty in hematopathology. He received a BS in molecular and cell biology from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MD and PhD in hemotology with a molecular emphasis from the Karolinska Institute.

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