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Peter Luk

Gyros Protein Technologies has named Peter Luk VP, Asia-Pacific. 

Luk brings the Swedish immunoassay and peptide chemistry firm more than 25 years of experience in Asia. He last served as General Manager for Asia at ProteinSimple. Prior to that, he served as VP, Asia-Pacific for Molecular Devices. He has also worked for PerkinElmer, Packard Biosciences, and Bio-Rad Laboratories. 

Luk holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Leeds in the UK and an MBA from City University of Hong Kong.

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