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Mark Stevenson, Anthony Bashall, Andrew Carr, Andre Marion

Applied Biosystems has promoted Mark Stevenson from president of its Molecular and Cell Division to executive vice president. Stevenson will bear responsibility for the company’s DNA analysis systems and consumables for the research markets; applied markets and services divisions; and will be responsible for the European and Japan territories.
Concurrent with Stevenson’s promotion, ABI split the Molecular and Cell Biology Division into two divisions: MCB Systems and MCB Consumables.

Anthony Bashall has joined security software firm SecureTeq as senior vice president of marketing and corporate development. Prior to joining the company, Bashall was vice president of marketing and business development at Sionex, vice president of business development at LumiCyte, strategic business development manager and marketing section manager for Agilent Technologies, and product marketing manager for Applied Biosystems.

Bioassay developer SpinX Technologies has appointed Andrew Carr and Andre Marion to its advisory board.
Carr is currently on the board of several life science companies including Akubio, deltaDot, Teraview, and SciBridge. He was previously CEO of Amersham Pharmacia Biotech, both before and after the company’s acquisition by GE Healthcare.
Marion is a co-founder and former CEO and chairman of Applied Biosystems.

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