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Sudipto Sur

Signal Genetics has appointed Sudipto Sur as the company's chief information officer. Sur will report directly to Signal President and CEO Samuel Riccitelli. He will be responsible for the company's initiatives in informatics, healthdare data analysis, and translating business metrics into actionable corporate strategy and has more than 14 years of experience in business and technology development strategy and data analysis.

Most recently, Sur was president of Anssur and was founder and CEO of Miralex Systems. Previously, he was director of R&D for informatics and systems for Sequenom, and before that he served as associate director for control systems and software for Genoptix. He also has held positions at Able and OMM. 

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