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Malcolm Maltby, Philip Onigman, Cynthia Helphingstine, Patrick Carroll, Stelios Papadopoulos

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Malcolm Maltby has become customer support manager for Farfield Sensors. He joins Farfield from Anachem, where he was responsible for maintenance and service of laboratory equipment. Also, Philip Onigman has joined SciPartners, Farfield Sensors’ US distributor, to help generate instrument sales in the US. He joins the company from Genzyme Transgenics, where he was director of marketing. Farfield, based in Salford, UK, sells instruments for the analysis of proteins and other molecules based on dual polarization interferometry.


Cynthia Helphingstine has become vice president of business development for Inproteo. Prior to joining Inproteo, Helphingstine was a consultant at Biotron Group, which she helped to found in 1986. She has also served as director of advanced product development at Baxter Healthcare, and in research positions at the University of Missouri School of Medicine.


Patrick Carroll has become the chief business officer of BioTrove. He joins the company from Applied Biosystems, where he was a senior vice president of worldwide sales. Carroll holds MS and BA degrees in biological sciences from the University of Delaware, as well as an MBA in marketing from Loyola College.


Stelios Papadopoulos has been appointed to the board of directors of Beyond Genomics. He is a vice chairman of SG Cowen Securities and covers biotechnology and the pharmaceutical industry as an investment banker. Papadopoulos holds a PhD in biophysics and an MBA in finance from New York University.

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