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People in the News: Trifunovich to Chair WaferGen Board; Dansky Named CEO of Agena Bioscience

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WaferGen Biosystems said last week that it has appointed Ivan Trifunovich as chairman of the board. Trifunovich currently serves as the company's president and CEO.

Joel Kanter, a director of the company since 2007, will serve as lead independent director. Alnoor Shivji, the company's chairman since 2002, resigned from the board to focus full time on a new startup venture.


Peter Dansky, formerly the president of the molecular and cell biology division at Life Technologies (now Thermo Fisher Scientific), has joined Agena Bioscience as its CEO and a member of its board of directors. He will lead Agena's expansion of its genetic analysis business into new application areas including clinical diagnostics. Previously, he held management positions at Arcturus Bioscience, Affymetrix, Molecular Dynamics, PerSeptive BioSystems and Millipore.

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