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MiRxes: Dan Headon

MiRxes, a Singapore-based developer of RNA-powered disease early detection tests, has appointed Dan Headon as senior VP of marketing. Based in Australia, Headon will report to MiRxes CEO Lihan Zhou. From 2008 to 2017, Headon was director of marketing for APAC at Illumina. He also worked for 14 years for Applied Biosystems, starting his career in sales and eventually retaining the roles of business director for the applied markets division and marketing director for East Asia, China, and Oceania.

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