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Fluidigm said this week that Patrick Jones has been appointed to the company's board of directors and will chair the board's audit committee.

Jones has been a private investor in Fluidigm since March 2001. He currently sits on the boards of several public companies, including Epocrates, Novell, Lattice Semiconductor, and Openwave Systems.

Jones fills a vacancy created by the resignation of Jeremy Loh, who is a vice president of investments at San Francisco Centre for EDB Investments in Singapore.

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Consulting company McKinsey says diagnostics companies will have to combine genomic data analysis, electronic medical records, effective reimbursement strategies, and regulatory compliance in order to win.

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