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Fluidigm: Puneet Suri

Fluidigm President and CEO Chis Linthwaite said during the company's third quarter earnings call that Puneet Suri has been named chief digital officer at Fluidigm. Suri has previously served as vice president, smart lab and digital science at Thermo Fisher Scientific, according to his LinkedIn profile. Prior to that he was senior director of software engineering at Life Technologies, which was acquired by Thermo Fisher, and before that, he spent a decade as a software development engineer and manager at Life Technologies predecessor Applied Biosystems.

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