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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.

The Scan

Support for Moderna Booster

An FDA advisory committee supports authorizing a booster for Moderna's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, CNN reports.

Testing at UK Lab Suspended

SARS-CoV-2 testing at a UK lab has been suspended following a number of false negative results.

J&J CSO to Step Down

The Wall Street Journal reports that Paul Stoffels will be stepping down as chief scientific officer at Johnson & Johnson by the end of the year.

Science Papers Present Proteo-Genomic Map of Human Health, Brain Tumor Target, Tool to Infer CNVs

In Science this week: gene-protein-disease map, epigenomic and transcriptomic approach highlights potential therapeutic target for gliomas, and more