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People In The News: Feb 24, 2012

IntelligentMDx has promoted Sarah Toomey to be VP of legal and business development. An attorney who has been with the company for two years, Toomey is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.


Sigma-Aldrich has tapped Jan Bertsch as company executive VP and CFO, effective March 5. Bertsch formerly worked at BorgWagner, where she held several executive positions, and was senior VP, CIO, and treasurer at Chrysler, as well as an executive with Ford Motor Company. The company said that Kirk Richter, who has been interim CFO since Nov. 2010, will continue to serve as VP and treasurer.


Nobel Prize winning cancer researcher Renato Dulbecco died this week at the age of 97. Dulbecco, a founding fellow of the Salk Institute, found the first solid evidence that cancer originates when a cell's genes become mutated. During his long career, he also studied tumor progression and the roles of genes in breast cancer, working in labs at the California Institute of Technology, Salk, and the University of California at San Diego. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1975 with two of his former students, David Baltimore and Howard Temin.


Exact Sciences has appointed Laura Stoltenberg to be chief commercial officer. In the role, she will develop and execute Exact's global commercial strategies. She has nearly two decades of experience in sales, marketing, and business development, and most recently was VP and GM of GE Healthcare Lunar.


UK-based Lab21 has appointed Fraser Logue as group director of quality, regulatory affairs, and operations excellence. Previously, Logue worked within various divisions of Abbott Laboratories. Most recently, he was division VP of worldwide manufacturing of Abbott's diabetes care division.


Bruker has named Stephan Westermann to be executive VP of order execution, production, and logistics in its Bruker Scientific Instruments segment. Westermann has worked as executive VP and CFO of Bruker BioSpin since May, 2011, and as CFO of Bruker's AXS, and he formerly was CFO and VP of the printing technology division at Battenfeld Gloucester Engineering.


Integrated Diagnostics said this week that it has appointed Donald Seaton to the CFO post and James Garner as chief business officer.

Seaton, who will lead the firm's operations, finances, and strategic company-building objectives, previously was CFO and COO of EndoGastric Solutions and CFO at the life sciences firms Corus Pharma, Talisma, SonoSite, and InControl.

Garner will head up the company's commercialization efforts, including global marketing, sales, and customer support and partner agreements. He has 25 years of experience as a sales and marketing executive, including holding posts at UnitedHealth Group, Dianon Systems, and Elan Diagnostics.


Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute said this week that Berrnie Machen, president of the University of Florida, has joined its board of trustees. Machen has been president at UF since 2004


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