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People in the News: Gustavo Salem, Michael Liang, Charles Wagner

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SISCAPA Assay Technologies has appoint Gustavo Salem president and CEO.

Salem was previously an SAT board member. Prior to that he was VP and general manager of the Biological Systems Division at Agilent as well as president and CEO of Assay Designs.


Baird Capital partner Michael Liang has joined Integrated Diagnostics' board of directors as part of the company's recent $30 million Series B funding round.


Good Start Genetics has appointed Charles Wagner to its board of directors. Wagner is currently CFO and executive vice president of finance and administration of Bruker Corporation.

The Scan

Just Breathing

A new analysis suggests that most Mycobacterium tuberculosis is spread by aerosols from breathing, rather than by coughing, the New York Times reports.

Just Like This One

NPR reports that the World Health Organization has hired a South African biotech company to recreate mRNA vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 that is similar to the one developed by Moderna.

Slow Start

The Wall Street Journal reports that Biogen's Alzheimer's disease treatment had revenues for July through September that totaled $300,000.

Genome Research Papers on Cancer Chromatin, Splicing in the Thymus, Circular RNAs in Cancer

In Genome Research this week: analysis of bivalent chromatin sites, RBFOX splicing factors' role in thymic epithelial cells, and more.