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People in the News: Meridian Bioscience Names Shaughnessy as Head of Global Dx

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Meridian Bioscience said this week that it recently hired Michael Shaughnessy as executive vice president and president of Meridian Global Diagnostics.

Shaughnessy has more than 32 years of experience in medical devices and diagnostics, having held senior positions at Carter Wallace and Corpak MedSystems, Meridian said. He will lead and oversee the commercial efforts and resources of Meridian's Diagnostics business on a global basis.

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