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Vermillion has named David Jansen its VP of marketing, a new position at the firm. Jansen joins Vermillion from Myriad Genetics, where he held senior marketing roles for the past seven years.

Vermillion also said that Chief Commercial Officer Marian Sacco will be leaving the company as part of a reorganization and restructuring. Sacco had joined the firm just last December.


Healthtell has named Glen Ferguson vice president of corporate development. Ferguson was previously vice president of molecular biomarkers at ApoCell. Before that he was head of global strategic accounts at Beckman Coulter.

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