Biognosys this week named Patrick Plewman as its new CEO, taking over from Oliver Rinner, who is now the company's chief scientific officer.

Plewman was previously CEO of cardiovascular diagnostics firm diaDexus. Prior to that he worked at SmithKline Beecham.

The company also announced that it closed an intermediate funding round that will allow it to expand its business in the US and Europe.

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