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People in the News: Luderer Joins BioNano's Board; OraSure Names New Board Member


BioNano Genomics said this week that it has elected Albert Luderer to its board of directors.

Luderer currently serves as CEO and director of Integrated Diagnostics. He was previously president and CEO of BioTrove, now part of Life Technologies. Previously, Luderer served as CEO of Light Sciences and president and COO of BioMérieux. He has also held senior management positions at Dianon Systems (Lab Corp); Boehringer Mannheim (Roche); and Corning. He holds a PhD from Rutgers University and completed his postdoc in immunology at Jefferson Medical College.

OraSure Technologies has appointed Gerald Ostrov to its board of directors.

Ostrov most recently served as chairman and CEO of Bausch & Lomb from 2008 to 2010. Prior to this he spent the majority of his career with Johnson & Johnson, where he held the position of company group chairman responsible for the worldwide vision care businesses until he retired in 2006.

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