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Invicro/Konica Minolta Precision Medicine: Matthew Silva and Jack Hoppin

Invicro, a Konica Minolta Company focused on imaging for translational drug discovery and development, has appointed Matthew Silva as CEO. Silva, who will also join Invicro's board, joined the company in 2012 and was most recently executive vice president of scientific applications. He has also worked in leadership positions at Vertex, Amgen, Millenium, and Takeda Pharmaceuticals.

Silva will replace Jack Hoppin as Invicro's CEO. Hoppin is a cofounder of the company and will move from his role as Invicro CEO to be the president of Konica Minolta Precision Medicine. Hoppin will also serve on the boards of both companies.

The Scan

Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.