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Joseph Donahue

BioReference Laboratories has hired Joseph Donahue to serve as senior vice president of the company's new Commercial Collaborations and Innovations group, which will focus on providing solutions that support pharmaceutical innovation, development, and go-to-market activities.

Previously, Donahue was senior vice president and global head of Thomson Reuters' Business Development and Innovation unit, where he led efforts to build a life sciences business that provided competitive intelligence, big data information solutions, intellectual property, and consulting services to industry and academia. He's spent much of his 30-year career working on providing life sciences organizations with informatics solutions that help speed up their research and development efforts.

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