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Paul Smith, Philippe Bogard, Scott DePriest, Douglas Berthiaume, Mark Beaudouin, John Ornell


Paul Smith has become vice president of North American and European sales of Ciphergen, the company said on Monday. His appointment is part of the "broad restructuring" of Ciphergen's sales effort.

Nonlinear Dynamics announced last week the appointment of Philippe Bogard as strategic marketing manager. Prior to joining Nonlinear, a Durham, N.C.-based bioinformatics company that provides genomic and proteomics software, Philippe worked for nine years at GE Healthcare, where he played a key part in product development and sales, and later served as product manager for GE Healthcare's DeCyder, a DiGE-specific 2D image analysis product.

Scott DePriest has joined Rosetta Biosoftware as director of business development, the Seattle-based company said today. Previously, he was director of information business development, sales, and marketing for the Proteome BioKnowledge Library at Incyte Genomics. He also led senior sales management positions at Paracel and Tripos. DePriest holds a PhD in chemistry from the University of Missouri-Rolla and a BA in chemistry from St. Louis University.

Waters' CEO Douglas Berthiaume received a $2 million bonus on top of his salary of $650,000 in 2004, the company said in a proxy statement filing. The company also awarded a $866,250 bonus to Arthur Caputo, executive vice president; $525,000 to Mark Beaudouin, Waters' general counsel; and $275,000 to John Ornell, CFO.

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.