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John Lindsay, Derek Potter, Alistair Sterling, Christian Ingrell, Sue Cresswell

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Proxeon this week announced several additions to the company. John Lindsay was appointed vice president of sales and marketing, bringing to the firm more than 25 years in management experience in introducing instrumentation and consumables to life sciences.
 
Derek Potter became director of European sales and marketing. He had been European sales manager for the company, and prior to that, was part of the founding team at Applied Biosystems.
 
Alistair Sterling joined the firm to provide Europe technical support, and Christian Ingrell joined as product specialist.
 

Finally, Sue Cresswell joined Proxeon to provide marketing communications expertise. She had been market communication director at GE Healthcare Biacore.

The Scan

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.