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Marijn Dekkers, Guy Broadbent, Marc Casper, Seth Hoogasian, Peter Wilver, Susan Nemetz, and Rick Burdsall

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Thermo Electron CEO Marijn Dekkers received a $1.1 million cash bonus last year and will receive a salary of $1 million a year, starting April 1, and an additional 438,000 stock options, according to an SEC filing last week.

Guy Broadbent, president of Thermo’s bioscience division, received a $191,580 bonus last year; Marc Casper, senior vice president, was awarded a $359,550 bonus; Seth Hoogasian, the company’s general counsel, $223,245; and Peter Wilver, CFO, collected $196,890.

Susan Nemetz, services marketing leader in Thermo Electron’s environmental instruments division, was named vice president for the Americas for the Association for Services Management International, the Fort Myers, Fla.-based trade organization recently announced.


Rick Burdsall has been promoted to vice president and chief information officer of Agilent Technologies, the company said last week. Most recently, he was Agilent’s vice president of information technology solution services. Burdsall holds an MBA and a BSc in electrical engineering from San Jose State University.

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.