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Seegene: Richard Creager

Seegene has appointed Richard Creager as CEO of its US subsidiary, Seegene Technologies. Creager was chief science officer and executive officer for Beckman Coulter for nearly five years, and prior to that he was group vice president for the immunoassay & molecular diagnostics business group at Beckman. He has also served as a partner at business advisory firm IOI Partners, and was a cofounder and partner at consulting firm NaviDx. He holds a PhD in microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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