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BioMérieux: Kirk Ririe

Sep 06, 2019

Kirk Ririe, has retired from his position as bioMérieux's chief innovation officer and member of the firm's executive committee. Ririe will continue to act as a scientific advisor to the chairman and CEO.

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PreludeDx: Edwin Hendrick

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GenMark Diagnostics: Scott Mendel, Hany Massarany, Kevin O’Boyle, James Fox

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Luna Genetics: Arthur Beaudet

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Aperiomics: Elizabeth Pyle

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NeoGenomics: Kathryn McKenzie, William Bonello, Douglas Brown

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Bonello was previously the chief strategy and corporate development officer at NeoGenomics and will continue as director of investor relations, which he's been since 2018. Before joining NeoGenomics, he was a healthcare equity analyst at Craig-Hallum and senior VP for investor relations at Laboratory Corporation of America. 

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Jan 29, 2020

Unilabs: Alessandre Keller

Unilabs has appointed Alessandre Keller the general manager of Unilabs Switzerland, effective immediately. Martin Schlatter, who had been the Swiss GM, will support Keller to ensure continuity, the company said. Schlatter remains Unilabs' group regional director centre and chief commercial officer. Keller was previously the global business head for Maternal, Infant & Toddler Health & Nutrition solutions at Nestlé. 

Jan 28, 2020

Interpace Biosciences: Fortunato Ron Rocca, Felice Schnoll-Sussman, James Early, Fred Knechtel, Jeff Salzman

Interpace Biosciences has appointed Fortunato Ron Rocca as a class II director. Rocca will serve on the firm's board as a non-employee director. Concurrently with the appointment, Felice Schnoll-Sussman has resigned from Interpace Bio's board. Rocca currently serves as president and CEO of Exagen.

Interpace Bio also said that CFO and Treasurer James Early is retiring from the firm. Early will be replaced by Fred Knechtel, who previously served as CFO at Genewiz. 

Interpace Bio has also appointed Jeff Salzman as VP of managed care and payor relations. Prior to Interpace Bio, Salzman held roles at Quest Diagnostics, Monogram Biosciences, Vermillion, and most recently at CareDx. 

Jan 27, 2020

BioSoft Integrators: Debbie Bowers

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Biocartis: Ewoud Welten

Biocartis announced that CFO Ewoud Welten has decided to resign from the firm to pursue an opportunity in the Netherlands. Having served at Biocartis for about five years, Welten will stay with the firm until April. Biocartis has begun a selection process to recruit a new CFO

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QuantuMDx: Jonathan O'Halloran, Neil Butler, Elaine Warburton, John Burn

QuantuMDx announced the appointments of Jonathan O'Halloran as CEO and Neil Butler as chairman of the board as the company begins its transition to commercialization.

A cofounder and former CSO of the firm, O'Halloran invented many of its proprietary technologies. He has a background in genetics and genomics and has been focusing on tuberculosis and antimicrobial resistance for the past 12 years.

QuantuMDx appointed Neil Butler to its board as a non-executive director in July 2019. He also serves on the boards of Nidor Dx, Radisens, and Spectromics and previously served as chair and non-executive director for Binx Health and Genomic Vision.

QuantuMDx said its CEO and Cofounder Elaine Warburton will move into the role of non-executive director and continue to support QuantuMDx in an ambassadorial role, including with key strategic projects. John Burn will step back as chairman, a role he had undertaken upon the company's inception in 2008, and become vice-chairman of the board of directors.

Jan 24, 2020

Guardant Health: Kumud Kalia

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Agilent Technologies: Mark Doak, Padriag McDonnell

Agilent Technologies said this week that Mark Doak will retire as senior VP of the firm and president of Agilent CrossLab Group, effective May 1, 2020. Agilent has named Padraig McDonnell, currently VP and general manager of the firm's chemistries and supplies division, to succeed Doak. McDonnell has served in various roles at Agilent for 22 years.  

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GenMark Diagnostics: James McNally

GenMark Diagnostics said that on Jan. 9, it notified James McNally, its senior vice president of marketing and business development, that his employment with the firm would cease on Jan. 10.

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Jan 15, 2020

AACC: Janet Kreizman

American Association of Clinical Chemistry CEO Janet Kreizman is retiring from the organization in the second quarter of 2020, the organization said. She has been with AACC for almost seven years. During her tenure, AACC created a first-of-its kind point-of-care testing professional certification and the launch of its second peer-reviewed journal, AACC noted. Prior to joining AACC, she was the deputy executive director and chief policy officer at the Endocrine Society, according to her LinkedIn profile. AACC's board is organizing the search process for a new CEO.