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David Politis

PositiveID announced today that its subsidiary, ExcitePCR, has appointed David Politis as its chief marketing & sales officer. With more than 30 years of experience, Politis has worked with a wide range of companies of varying sizes in both the technology and life science industries, most of which have been pre- or post-IPO firms. For the past 16 months, Politis provided a variety of marketing services to companies on a consulting basis via his firm, The David Politis Company. Prior to that, he served as chief marketing officer for Xi3 Corporation and Multivoice from 2010 to early 2016.

The Scan

Shape of Them All

According to BBC News, researchers have developed a protein structure database that includes much of the human proteome.

For Flu and More

The Wall Street Journal reports that several vaccine developers are working on mRNA-based vaccines for influenza.

To Boost Women

China's Ministry of Science and Technology aims to boost the number of female researchers through a new policy, reports the South China Morning Post.

Science Papers Describe Approach to Predict Chemotherapeutic Response, Role of Transcriptional Noise

In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.