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People in the News: BG Medicine, Caprotec, and More


BG Medicine has appointed Charles Abdalian to be executive VP and chief financial officer. Mike Rogers will be departing the company after three-and-a-half years as CFO.

Abdalian most recently was VP and CFO at Knome, and he has been CEO at Pelias Technologies and CFO at Molecular Insight Pharmaceutical Group and Emisphere Technologies.

Caprotec Bioanalytics has appointed Jonathan Turner to be CEO and managing director. Turner will take over the CEO spot from company founder Hubert Koester, who will continue to work with the company as acting chief scientific officer and chairman of the scientific advisory board.

Turner formerly was senior vice president at XL Techgroup, a technology developer and equity firm, and he held senior management posts at Boehringer Ingelheim, AstraZeneca, and Schering.

Aushon Biosystems this week appointed Bill Williams vice president of sales.

Williams was previously founder and owner of the life sciences market research firm Web Prospects. Before that he was US national sales manager for Ciphergen Biosystems.

The Scan

Support for Moderna Booster

An FDA advisory committee supports authorizing a booster for Moderna's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, CNN reports.

Testing at UK Lab Suspended

SARS-CoV-2 testing at a UK lab has been suspended following a number of false negative results.

J&J CSO to Step Down

The Wall Street Journal reports that Paul Stoffels will be stepping down as chief scientific officer at Johnson & Johnson by the end of the year.

Science Papers Present Proteo-Genomic Map of Human Health, Brain Tumor Target, Tool to Infer CNVs

In Science this week: gene-protein-disease map, epigenomic and transcriptomic approach highlights potential therapeutic target for gliomas, and more