Stephen Pereira

Jul 17, 2017

Stephen Pereira has been appointed to Immunovia's scientific advisory board. Pereira is a professor of hepatology and gastroenterology at University College London and is an honorary consultant in pancreaticobiliary medicine at UCL Hospitals and the Royal Free Hospital. 

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Oct 16, 2018

Tom Copa

Asuragen has hired Tom Copa as its SVP, commercial operations. Copa will lead the global sales, marketing, and customer solutions teams for the firm's diagnostics products business. Prior to Asuragen, Copa served as VP of licensed technologies at Luminex, as well as spending over 16 years as a senior executive in several roles at the firm. 

Oct 12, 2018

Jane Schwebke

Talis Biomedical has appointed Jane Schwebke to its scientific advisory board. Both a professor of medicine in the infectious disease division at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a consultant to the Jefferson County Department of Health STD clinic, Schwebke previously served as medical director of the Harborview STD Clinic in Seattle and as director for Chicago's STD/HIV Program.

Oct 11, 2018

Jörg Debatin

Jörg Debatin has been appointed chairman of the supervisory board of Hummingbird Diagnostics. Debatin previously served as VP and chief technology officer of GE Healthcare and CEO of Amedes. In addition, he has also served as the medical director and CEO of the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf.

Oct 10, 2018

Richard Yost

Owlstone Medical appointed Richard Yost to its scientific advisory board. He is a professor and head of analytical chemistry at the University of Florida and has particular expertise in tandem mass spectrometry. Yost is the co-inventor of the triple quadrupole mass spectrometer, Owlstone added. 

Oct 09, 2018

Michel Finance

Michel Finance is leaving his post as CEO of Theradiag, the company announced. No reason was given for his departure. Finance will stay on at Theradiag until Dec. 31. A search for his successor has begun. 

Oct 03, 2018

Tom Polen

Tom Polen, who currently serves as president of BD, has been promoted. He will now also serve as BD's Chief Operating Officer. Polen will be responsible for overseeing the firm's three operating segments, its new product development pipeline, and global operations including all manufacturing facilities and supply chain operations. The company has not had a COO since 2016, according to a statement.

Oct 03, 2018

Hayden Jeffreys

Hayden Jeffreys has become group commercial director at Premaitha Health. He joined the company from Cambridge Epigenetix, where he was chief operating officer. Before that, he was interim CEO at ERBA Diagnostics. Jeffreys holds an MSc in management studies from the University of Oxford and a BSc in genetics from Cardiff University.

Oct 02, 2018

Lawrence Culp

Former Danaher President and CEO Lawrence Culp was named the Chairman and CEO of GE on Oct. 1, effective immediately. He replaces John Flannery in the two positions. Culp has been a member of GE's board since April and led Danaher between 2000 and 2014. 

Sep 27, 2018

Jonathan Seaton

GenomOncology has appointed Jonathan Seaton to its board of directors. Seaton is senior vice president for corporate development at Illumina. Previously, he was vice president of strategy and business development for life sciences at Becton Dickinson and has held multiple roles at Roche.

Sep 25, 2018

Christiane Honisch

Pathoquest announced today that it has appointed Christiane Honisch as an independent member of the firm's board of directors. With over 15 years of experience developing markers, assays, software, and technology for infectious disease detection, Honisch is currently head of global business intelligence and development at Eppendorf. Prior to Eppendorf, Honisch served as director of microbiology markets at Illumina. Before working at Illumina, Honisch served as director of infectious disease research at Roche Molecular Diagnostics.

Sep 24, 2018

John Kraeutler, David Phillips, Felicia Williams

John (Jack) Kraeutler has retired from his position as Meridian Bioscience's executive chairman of the board, effective Sept. 30, 2018. Kraeutler retired as CEO of the firm last year after 25 years in that position. Meridian has appointed David Phillips as the new chairman of the board, and has also elected Felicia Williams to the board of directors and to serve on the firm's audit committee, effective September 20, 2018. Williams previously served in financial positions at Macy's and Coca-Cola.

Sep 24, 2018

Leslie Auld, Warren Whitehead

GeneNews announced today that Leslie Auld has resigned as the firm's CFO and director. 

In addition, the firm has has appointed Warren Whitehead as its chief accountant. Whitehead is currently the chairman of Plantform and chair of the audit committee at Aptose Biosciences.

Prior to GeneNews, White served as CFO of ProMis Neurosciences; CFO of Arius Research before it was purchased in Roche in 2008; and former CFO of Labopharm, where he completed a series of public equity financings. 

Sep 21, 2018

Joseph Jimenez

uBiome has appointed Joseph Jimenez to its board of directors to support the firm's new drug discovery and development efforts. Prior to uBiome, Jimenez served as CEO of Novartis, where he focused on leading global businesses while divesting non-core divisions. Jimenez has a track record of business leadership at several companies, including Clorox, ConAgra, and H.J Heiz. In addition to uBiome's board of directors, Jimenez also serves on the boards of Procter & Gamble and General Motors. In addition, he served on the board of directors at Colgate-Palmolive from 2009 to 2015, and at AstraZeneca from 2002 to 2017.

Sep 20, 2018

Steven Riedmuller

Steven Riedmuller is the new CEO for Maxygen, a service provider for clients in synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, gene therapy, immunotherapy, and gene editing. Riedmuller most recently served as senior director for field applications at Synthetic Genomics. Prior to that, he was VP of engineering and business development at Hudson Robotics.

Sep 20, 2018

Hayden Jeffreys

Hayden Jeffreys has taken on a senior commercial role at Premaitha Health and will be appointed to the company's board in the near future. Most recently, he was the COO of Cambridge Epigenetix, and prior to that, interim CEO of ERBA Diagnostics.

NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

The Asbury Park Press reports on the startup Genomic Prediction's test to determine an embryo's risk of disease.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.