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People in the News: Josh Coon Wins Biemann Medal; Lee McCracken Joins NextGen Board

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The American Society for Mass Spectrometry has named University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher Josh Coon winner of its Klaus Biemann Medal.

Coon, a professor of chemistry and biomolecular chemistry at UW-Madison, is one of the co-inventors of electron transfer dissociation mass spectrometry.


Lee McCracken has joined the board of directors of NextGen Group.

McCracken previously was corporate head of business development at Prometheus Laboratories, which was sold to Nestle in 2011. He also was president of GenStar Therapeutics and managing director of Pacific Pharma, a subsidiary of Allergan.

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