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Mary Tanner, Hubert Birner, Peter Fellner, Alfred Oberholz, Thomas Adams, Frank Jellinek


Mary Tanner has been re-elected to the supervisory board of Evotec OAI, while Hubert Birner, Peter Fellner, and Alfred Oberholz have been appointed to the supervisory board, the company said last week.

Thomas Adams has joined the board of directors of Iris International, the maker of automated urinalysis systems said last week. He is currently chairman and chief executive officer of Leucadia Technologies. Adams is the founder and chairman emeritus of Genta, and the co-founder and former chief executive officer of Gen-Probe.

Frank Jellinek has joined the board of directors of Nanogen, the San Diego-based company said last week.

Jellinek is currently chairman emeritus of Fisher Scientific International and was formerly the president, chief executive officer and a director of Apogent Technologies until it was acquired by Fisher in 2004.

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