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Vizgen: Terry Lo, Peidong Wang

Spatial gene expression analysis startup Vizgen has appointed Terry Lo as president and CEO, effective immediately. He has more than two decades of experience in developing commercialization strategies for life sciences companies, Vizgen said. Lo comes to Vizgen from Akoya Biosciences, where he was president. He has also held executive positions at PerkinElmer, Roche, Hologic, and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Lo has an MBA from the University of Chicago and a masters' degree in microbiology from Virginia Tech.

Interim CEO Peidong Wang will remain at Vizgen as VP of engineering.

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.