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Bill Linton, Peter Coggins, Lukas Braunschweiler, Benjamin Bulkley, Joel McComb, Brian McKernan, and Volker Pfahlert

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Bill Linton, chairman and CEO of Promega, has been elected chairman of the Analytical and Life Science Systems Association, the molecular-biology tools industry trade group said last month.

Linton succeeds Joe Keegan of Molecular Devices.

ALSSA also elected as vice chairman/chair-elect Peter Coggins, president of PerkinElmer Life and Analytical Sciences.

In addition, five new members were elected to the ALSSA board: Lukas Braunschweiler, president and CEO of Dionex; Benjamin Bulkley, senior vice president of commercial operations of Invitrogen; Joel McComb, president of discovery systems of GE Healthcare; Brian McKernan, CEO of Agencourt Bioscience; and Volker Pfahlert, head of Roche Applied Science.

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