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Stan Lapidus, Linda Rubinstein, Bijan Salehizadeh, Mark Sutherland

Stan Lapidus, current chairman and former CEO of Helicos BioSciences, has joined the board of T2 Biosystems. The company is developing a portable medical diagnostic tool based on miniaturized magnetic-resonance technology.

Linda Rubinstein, former CFO of Solexa, has joined the board of Sensorin, a company developing a self-calibrating pH-measurement platform. She is also a principal of RDJ Advisors.

Bijan Salehizadeh has been promoted to general partner of Highland Capital Partners, a venture capital firm that has invested in Helicos BioSciences. He joined the firm in 2004 as a senior associate. Salehizadeh holds an MD in medicine from Columbia University, an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MS in health policy from Columbia University, and an AB in molecular biology from Princeton University. He represents Highland on the board of OpGen.

Mark Sutherland has joined GenVault as senior vice president of business development. He comes to GenVault from the discovery systems business unit of GE Healthcare, where he was vice president of strategic alliances. Earlier, he was vice president of genomics at Amersham Biosciences, which was acquired by GE Healthcare. He also held sales and marketing management positions at Molecular Dynamics and Applied Biosystems. Sutherland has a BS in chemistry from Stanford University.

The Scan

Another Resignation

According to the Wall Street Journal, a third advisory panel member has resigned following the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of an Alzheimer's disease drug.

Novavax Finds Its Vaccine Effective

Reuters reports Novavax's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19.

Can't Be Used

The US Food and Drug Administration says millions of vaccine doses made at an embattled manufacturing facility cannot be used, the New York Times reports.

PLOS Papers on Frozen Shoulder GWAS, Epstein-Barr Effects on Immune Cell Epigenetics, More

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of frozen shoulder, epigenetic patterns of Epstein-Barr-infected B lymphocyte cells, and more.