Gen-Probe said this week that Hank Nordhoff, chairman of its board, plans to retire at the end of 2011.

The board has elected Carl Hull, Gen-Probe's president and CEO, to succeed him as chairman.

Nordhoff was president and CEO of the company from 1994 through 2009 and non-executive chairman of the board since that time. He will serve as a consultant to the board until the end of 2012.

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