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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Steve West, who currently is president of MDS Nordion and COO of MDS, will take over the CEO post at MDS, and he will serve on the firm's board of directors. MDS also said this week that Peter Dans, who is senior VP of Finance, will move into the CFO role, and that current executive VP and CFO Doug Prince will leave the company in March.

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