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VolitionRx: Terig Hughes, Gaetan Michel, Gael Forterre, Mark Eccleston

VolitionRx has appointed Terig Hughes its CFO. Additionally, Gaetan Michel was appointed the company's chief operating officer, Gael Forterre was appointed its chief commercial officer, and Mark Eccleston was appointed its chief technology officer.

Hughes has more than 25 years of accounting, finance, and business management experience and was previously at AUM Biosciences as its CFO. Prior to that, he held senior leadership positions at Elsevier. Forterre was previously CEO of communications technology firm Ucroo. Michel has been at Voliton for almost seven years and previously was COO of Belgian Volition, where he is currently its CEO. Eccleson was a founding scientist at Volition.

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.