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David Lipman

May 04, 2017

David Lipman, founding director of the National Library of Medicine's National Center for Biotechnology Computing, is leaving to become chief science officer of Impossible Foods, a startup looking to apply molecular biology to food science. Among his many accomplishments, Lipman oversaw the launches of PubMed (1997) and PubMedCentral (2000). He was an early advocate for making all National Institutes of Health-funded papers available for free via PubMed Central. James Ostell, chief of the Information Engineering Branch of NCBI, will take over as interim director on June 1, an NLM spokeswoman said.

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Apr 17, 2019

Carsten Ullrich

Centogene has appointed Carsten Ullrich its director of artificial intelligence. He will direct the firm's use of AI to enhance diagnostic effectiveness and quality, and to discover new insights, accelerate biomarker development, and drive solutions for drug firms. Ullrich was most recently associate head of a research lab and senior researcher at the German Research Center for Artifidal Intelligence. 

Apr 15, 2019

Amy Winslow

Amy Winslow was named president of BioPorto Diagnostics, the US subsidiary of BioPorto. She will be responsible for building and leading the US operation as it prepares to launch the NGAL Test for identifying acute kidney injury before permanent damage occurs. The company expects the US Food and Drug Administration to clear the test later this year. Winslow was most recently president and CEO of Magellan Diagnostics, an independent business unit of Meridian Bioscience. Prior to that, she was vice president of marketing for Athena Diagnostics. 

Apr 12, 2019

Axel Sjöblad

SenzaGen has appointed Axel Sjöblad its CEO, effective June 17. He replaces Anki Malmborg Hager who was CEO for five years and is becoming a member of the firm's board. Sjöblad was most recently CEO of BioGaia. Before that, he was president of sales and service North Europe and CEO of Getinge Sverige. He also was regional vice president Northern European markets at Gambro. Based in Sweden SenzaGen develops in vitro assays for immunotoxicity testing.

Apr 10, 2019

Gary Winer

German speciality diagnostics company Orgentec Diagnostika's board has appointed Gary Winer the firm's president and CEO, effective immediately. Winer has held senior leadership positions with companies including AbbVie, Abbott Laboratories, and Pfizer. At Abbott, he managed the firm's diagnostics business in the US, Canada, and Latin America before he was promoted to lead Abbott Japan. 

Apr 10, 2019

Andrew Connerty

Andrew Connerty has been appointed vice president of quality assurance and regulatory affairs for First Light Diagnostics. He has more than 25 years of quality systems management expertise at a strategic and tactical level and has worked at Johnson & Johnson, Confluent Surgical, SeraCare Life Sciences, RainDance Technologies, and Bio-Rad Laboratories. 

Apr 05, 2019

Karen Koski

Karen Koski has been appointed the chief business officer for Specific Diagnostics, effective April 8. She was previously with Oxford Immunotec as vice president of strategy and investor relations. Prior to that, she was a director and senior equity analyst at BTIG. 

Apr 03, 2019

Ilan Daskal

Bio-Rad Laboratories has appointed Ilan Daskal as executive vice president and CFO. Daskal previously served as CFO of Lumileds, a lighting manufacturer formed in 1999 as a joint venture between Philips Lighting and Agilent Technologies. He will replace Christine Tsingos, who is retiring.

Apr 03, 2019

Parag Mallick

Parag Mallick has been appointed to the scientific board of Oncimmune Holdings. He is an associaate professor of radiology at Stanford University and a member of the Canary Center for Cancer Early Detection. His research focuses on approaches using big data, mathematical modeling, and machine learning to discover cancer biomarkers for personalized and predictive medicine. 

Apr 02, 2019

Michael Deppe

Quest Diagnostics said in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that Michael Deppe was elected vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer and the company's principal accounting officer. Deppe joined Quest in 1998 and has served in various account and finance leadership positions, including president of finance-enterprise operation and IT from August 2015 to March 2019. Before joining the company, he started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers. 

Apr 02, 2019

Flemming Ornskov

Flemming Ornskov was appointed to Centogene's supervisory board and elected its non-executive chairman, effective April 1. He most recently was CEO of Shire. Prior to that, he held senior positions at several pharmaceutical firms, such as Bayer, Novartis, and Merck & Co. As a non-executive chairman, Ornskov will oversee Centogene's strategy development, US expansion, and strategic M&A. 

Apr 02, 2019

Steve Fletcher, Tim Dwyer, Joseph Fitchett, Stephen Crossland, Andrew Wheeler

Mologic has announced the opening of a US subsidiary and key appointments for its US and United Kingdom sites.

The firm announced Steve Fletcher as president and chief commercial officer of Mologic Inc. and head of the firm's US headquarters located just outside of Boston, Massachusetts.

Fletcher has more than 25 years of experience in leading marketing, product, and business operations for global healthcare companies, including 3M, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and GC America.

Mologic also appointed Tim Dwyer as its chief technology officer. Dwyer is a fellow of the Royal Society of Biology with more than 19 years of experience in the design and development of diagnostic devices on multiple immunoassay platform technologies.

The firm appointed Joseph Fitchett as its chief medical officer and head of global health to support the expansion of its UK facilities. In his previous role as a program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Fitchett advanced the foundation’s bilateral partnerships with European Union donors, including advancing the manufacturing capacity of yellow fever vaccine and infectious disease surveillance and control, at the Institut Pasteur in Dakar.

In the US, Mologic also appointed Stephen Crossland as vice president of sales and business development and Andrew Wheeler as R&D manager.

Apr 01, 2019

Marc Williams, Karen Gripp, Dietrich Matern, Michael Murray, Cynthia Powell, Heidi Rehm

Marc Williams has been announced as president-elect of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics. He is the director of the Geisinger Genomic Medicine Institute. Prior to joining Geisinger in 2012, he was the director of Intermountain Healthcare's Clinical Genetics Institute. Williams is a board-certified pediatrician and holds an MD as well as an undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Williams and five others have also been elected to the ACMG's board of directors for a six-year term that starts this month. The other new directors are Karen Gripp, chief of the Division of Medical Genetics at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and medical director of its molecular diagnostics laboratory; Dietrich Matern, chair of the Division of Laboratory Genetics and Genomics in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the Mayo Clinic; Michael Murray, director of clinical operations in the Center for Genomic Health at Yale University School of Medicine; Cynthia Powell, director of the medical residency program and medical director of the UNC Hospitals Cytogenetics Laboratory; and Heidi Rehm, chief genomics officer at Massachusetts General Hospital and medical director of the Broad Institute's clinical laboratory.

Mar 29, 2019

Amol Chaubal

Quanterix said this week that it has appointed Amol Chaubal as CFO, effective April 12, 2019. He replaces Joseph Driscoll, who is stepping down as CFO. Chaubal joins Quanterix from medical device firm Smith & Nephew, where he currently serves as CFO of global operations. Prior to Smith & Nephew, he served as corporate VP and head of finance for Parexel's CRS business, and has also held various roles at Novartis, including CFO North America – Vaccines & Diagnostics.

Mar 28, 2019

Bob Petrou

NantHealth has removed the "interim" tag from CFO Bob Petrou, company CEO Patrick Soon-Shiong disclosed today in a conference call with reporters and financial analysts. Petrou joined NantHealth in September following the resignation of former CFO Paul Holt.

Mar 27, 2019

Lloyd Sanders

Epic Sciences has appointed Lloyd Sanders as president and CEO. He will be replacing Murali Prahalad, who is stepping down and has been appointed to the board of directors. Sanders joins the firm with 20 years of diagnostic and pharmaceutical industry experience. He previously served as president of Myriad Genetics' oncology segment. Prior to Myriad, Sanders served as chief operating officer at Dey Pharma. Before Dey Pharma, Sanders worked at Genta, where he acted as VP of marketing and later COO.