Craig Swandal has been named VP of operations of ATS Medical (Minneapolis). Swandal was previously senior VP of corporate operations for Gyrus ACMI. ATS makes cardiac surgery products.

CryoLife (Atlanta) reported that Bruce Anderson has been promoted to VP of U.S. sales and marketing, that Richard Gridley has been promoted to VP of international sales and marketing; and that Timothy Neja has been promoted to VP of laboratory operations. Anderson began his career at CryoLife in 1994 as a territory manager. Gridley joined CryoLife in 2005 as marketing manager for BioGlue surgical adhesive. Neja most recently served as senior director of laboratory operations for the company. CryoLife is a medical device and tissue processing company.

DiagnoCure (Quebec) said that four colorectal cancer opinion leaders have agreed to serve on the advisory board of its subsidiary DiagnoCure Oncology Laboratories. The new advisory board members are Edith Mitchell, MD, clinical professor of medicine & medical oncology at Jefferson Kimmel Cancer Center; Stanley Hamilton, MD, professor and head, Division of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center; Daniel Sargent, PhD, professor of statistics and oncology and director of cancer statistics at Mayo Clinic; and Martin Weiser, MD, surgical oncologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. DiagnoCure is a developer of cancer diagnostic tests and a provider of laboratory services.

Illumina (San Diego) reported the appointment of Mostafa Ronaghi as senior VP and chief technology officer. Ronaghi joined Illumina following the company's recent acquisition of Avantome. Ronaghi is an entrepreneur, with Avantome being his fourth life sciences start-up. Illumina makes life science tools and systems for the analysis of genetic variation and biological function.

Glenn Bolduc has been named CFO of Implant Sciences (Wakefield, Massachusetts). Bolduc previously was a principal of Radius Advisors. Implant Sciences makes medical devices and explosives detection instruments.

Troy Paredes has been named a commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Paredes was appointed to the SEC by President George Bush on June 30. Prior to his appointment, Paredes was teaching and researching in the areas of securities regulation and corporate governance as a professor at Washington University School of Law.

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