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Fluidigm: Sam Colella, Carlos Paya, Pat Jones, Laura Clague

Sam Colella, chairman of Fluidigm's board of directors, and Pat Jones, current audit committe chairman, will retire from the company's board, Fluidigm President and CEO Chris Linthwaite said during the company's earnings conference call this week. 

Carlos Paya, a trained immunologist, infectious disease expert, and physician, has been elected as the new chairman. In addition, Laura Clague will become the new audit committee chairwoman.

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