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Beckman Coulter Life Sciences: Suzanne Foster

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences (BCLS), part of Danaher, has appointed Suzanne Foster as president. Foster joins BCLS from Cardinal Health, where she spent the last two years as president of the health-at-home business. Foster has also previously served as president of healthcare at Stanley Black & Decker, and as general manager of the advanced energy business at Medtronic. She holds an MPH degree in law and health policy from Harvard University; a JD from Suffolk University; an ME in psychology from Notre Dame College; and a BA in communications from the University of New Hampshire.

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