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Bruker said this week it has appointed Joshua Young vice president of investor relations. Young will take over from Stacey Desrochers, who will focus on management of the company's treasury operations.

Previously Young was global head of investor relations at Merck KGaA. Before that he was head of investor relations at Millipore.


Venture capital firm InterWest Partners announced this week that Doug Fisher has been promoted to partner.

Fisher joined InterWest as a principal in 2009 and since then has been involved in InterWest investments in a variety of biotech firms including proteomic diagnostic companies Sera Prognostics and Integrated Diagnostics.

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