Dai J. Li

Mar 19, 2015

Dai (Dave) J. Li has been named the clinical director for American International Biotechnology, where he will conduct clinical testing research using diagnostic testing and clinical informatics. Li received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and is certified as a clinical laboratory director by the College of American Pathologists and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 

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William Finger

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Richard Compton

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Ian Heynen

Ian Heynen has been named general manager of Sysmex Canada, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sysmex America. He will execute the firm's business strategy in the Canadian market and will report to Sysmex Canada CEO Andy Hay. Heynen was most recetly senior vice president of sales and marketing for Profound Medical. Prior to that he was acting president of the international division of Hologic. 

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Samar Parikh

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Christine Tsingos

Christine Tsingos intends to retire as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Bio-Rad, effective April 30, 2019. She has served as CFO for 16 years, during which time the company increased its revenues more than 240 percent and saw an appreciation in its stock price from approximately $30 to a recent high of more than $300 per share. Tsingos will remain in her current role through April 30, and will assist in the transition to a successor.

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James Angus McDonald has left the board of directors of Oxford Nanopore Technologies as well as the board of its daughter companies, the Genome Foundry and Metrichor, effective Dec. 13, 2018. He had been a director for Oxford Nanopore since 2010, for Metrichor since 2013, and for the Genome Foundry since 2015. McDonald was immediately replaced as director of all three companies by Tim Cowper, Oxford Nanopore's vice president of finance. Cowper joined the firm in 2012 and oversees its financial team and strategic supply chain operations. In addition, in November 2018, he was appointed as director of Oxford Nanopore Manufacturing, a new daughter company.

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