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Akoya Biosciences: Niro Ramachandran, Gavin Gordon

Akoya Biosciences has appointed Niro Ramachandran as its chief business officer and Gavin Gordon as VP of clinical market development.

Ramachandran previously served as VP of NanoString's spatial biology business unit. Prior to NanoString, he held the role of R&D manager at Life Technologies (now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific). In addition, he cofounded and served as chief technology officer of Auguron.

Prior to Akoya, Gordon held senior level positions at Fluidigm and Thermo Fisher Scientific. He has also served as assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and as a faculty member of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center.

The Scan

Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.