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People in the News: Roswell Shelhamer, Michael Rodriguez

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Cambridge Isotope Laboratories said this week that it has hired Roswell Shelhamer as business development manager.

Shelhamer previously held a sales position at Isotec, a division of Sigma-Aldrich.


Epic Sciences has tapped Michael Rodriguez to be company CFO.

Rodriguez previously was COO at Clarient Diagnostic Services, where he led a group of more than 350 people in lab operations, IT, quality assurance, and other areas. He also formerly was senior VP and CFO at Endocare, executive VP and CFO of Directfit, and an executive at Tickets.com and EDiX Corporation.

The Scan

US Supports Patent Waivers

NPR reports that the Biden Administration has announced its support for waiving intellectual property protections for SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

Vaccines Versus Variants

Two studies find the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine to be effective against viral variants, and Moderna reports on booster shots to combat variants.

CRISPR for What Ails You

The Wall Street Journal writes that CRISPR-based therapies could someday be used to treat common conditions like heart attacks.

Nature Papers Review Integration of Single-Cell Assay Data, Present Approach to Detect Rare Variants

In Nature this week: review of ways to integrate data from single-cell assays, and more.