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Paired Ends: Gerhard Burbach

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Fluidigm has appointed Gerhard Burbach to its board of directors. Burbach currently serves as CEO and director of Thoratec. Previously, he served as president and CEO of Digirad and has been a member of Digirad's board of directors since 2004. He holds a BS in industrial engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

The Scan

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