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Movers & Shakers: Jan 15, 2009


Eksigent this week announced that Remco van Soest has been promoted to vice president of product management.

Van Soest has been with Eksigent for almost three years, beginning first as product manager then director of product management for the NanoLC product line. In his new position, he will be responsible for management and strategy development for all of Eksigent's product lines, including a soon-to-be-released chip-based LC platform

Van Soest has more than 15 years of experience in the development and application of nano HPLC instruments, the company said in a statement.

Cyntellect this week announced the appointment of Stella Redpath as director of product marketing for the company's cell health product line, and Baggi Somasundaram as product marketing manager for the company's cell purification product line.

Redpath had been a senior marketing manager at Millipore. She also has held business and sales positions at GE Healthcare and at Ciphergen Biosystems, now called Vermillion.

Somasundaram had been product manager at BD Biosciences and held business and sales positions at Atto Biosciences and at PerkinElmer.

The Scan

Not Yet a Permanent One

NPR says the lack of a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner has "flummoxed" public health officials.

Unfair Targeting

Technology Review writes that a new report says the US has been unfairly targeting Chinese and Chinese-American individuals in economic espionage cases.

Limited Rapid Testing

The New York Times wonders why rapid tests for COVID-19 are not widely available in the US.

Genome Research Papers on IPAFinder, Structural Variant Expression Effects, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Markers

In Genome Research this week: IPAFinder method to detect intronic polyadenylation, influence of structural variants on gene expression, and more.