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Molecular Assemblies: Jeffrey Sampson, David Hwang

Molecular Assemblies has appointed Jeffrey Sampson to its board of directors. Sampson is an associate VP and research fellow for Agilent Technologies. Sampson is also a core member of Agilent's early-stage partnership program, which identifies and fosters relationships with early-stage companies that are strategic to Agilent's interests for potential investment. Sampson is also currently a board member for Purigen Biosystems. 

Molecular Assemblies also said that board member David Hwang has stepped down from his position. Hwang had been a board member since 2019. 

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