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Arthur Patterson, Ron Zimmerman, Katarina Alenäs, John Lindsay

Elona BioTechnologies this week named Arthur Patterson its CEO, replacing Ron Zimmerman, who will continue at the company as chairman.
Patterson was previously executive director of the Flagship Enterprise Center, a business and technology incubation center in Anderson, Ind. He also held various marketing, sales, and business development posts at GE, Ethyl Corp., and Tetra Technologies.
Based in Greenwood, Ind., Elona offers protein-purification and –characterization services.

Swedish sample preparation product firm Denator said this week Katarina Alenäs has joined the firm as its European sales director. Alenäs has held sales, marketing, and product management positions at Agilent Technologies, Bayer Healthcare Diagnostics, and Aventis during the past decade.
In the US, the company will be represented by John Lindsay, president of SciPartners, a manufacturer’s representative agency.
Based in Gothenburg, Denator will launch its first commercial system for instant tissue stabilization at the annual conference of the Human Proteome Organization next month.  

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