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Illumina: Joydeep Goswami

Illumina has appointed Joydeep Goswami as senior VP of corporate development and strategic planning. Reporting to CEO Francis de Souza, he will be responsible for planning, strategic partnerships and acquisitions.

Goswami brings more than 20 years' experience in new product development, partnerships, licensing, and mergers and acquisitions. He comes to Illumina from Thermo Fisher Scientific, where he was president of the clinical next-generation sequencing and oncology business unit. He has also held leadership positions at Life Technologies and Invitrogen. He holds a doctorate in chemical engineering and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The Scan

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