• Bruker (Billerica, Massachusetts) reported the re-election of Dr. Tony Keller, Richard Kniss, Joerg Laukien and William Linton to its board of directors. All were re-elected as Class III directors, each to serve a three-year term. Bruker is a provider of scientific instruments and solutions for molecular and materials research.

Rebecca Rimel, president/CEO of The Pew Charitable Trusts, has joined the board of CardioNet (Conshohocken, Pennsylvania) and will serve on its compensation committee. CardioNet's efforts are focused on the diagnosis and monitoring of cardiac arrhythmias, or heart rhythm disorders.

William Link, PhD, was elected to the board of Edwards Lifesciences (Irvine, California). Link is managing director and a co-founder of Versant Ventures. Edwards Lifesciences makes heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring equipment.

Steven Kane was named president/CEO of Patient Safety Technologies (Temecula, California). Kane has served as the company's chairman since March 2008 and brings more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry to the company. Patient Safety Technologies makes the Safety-Sponge system, designed to prevent the occurrence of surgical sponges and other items from being left inside patients after surgery.

Michael Ross, MD, was named chief medical officer and senior VP of business development at Prematics (Vienna, Virginia). Previously, Ross was the VP of healthcare at Varolii. Prematics is a healthcare communications firm that makes an e-prescribing platform.