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Bruker's shareholders have elected Gilles Martin to fill a vacant seat on its board of directors.

Martin is chairman and CEO of Eurofins Scientific Group, a Luxembourg-based life sciences company. He founded the original Eurofins Scientific Nantes food authenticity laboratory, and formerly was president of the French Association of private and analytical laboratories and the North American Technical Committee for Juice and Juice Products.


Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute has appointed Cheryl Selinsky as senior director and chief operating officer.

Selinksy formerly conducted research at the institute's Center for Innovations in Medicine. She was also a member of the International Genomics Consortium where she managed the biospecimen repository for the Cancer Genome Atlas Project.

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