• Exagen Diagnostics (Albuquerque, New Mexico) hired two directors in newly-created positions in advance of the launch of its genomic diagnostic test product, which will predict the likelihood of breast cancer metastasis in early-stage patients. Barbara Preisel-Simmons, PhD, was named senior director of clinical affairs. Simmons was previously with Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics. Angela Marquez was named human resources director. Marquez most recently worked at Avila Retail Development and Management.

Kevin Clark has been named COO of IVAX Diagnostics (Miami). Clark previously was COO of ImmunoVision. IVAX makes diagnostic reagents, instrumentation and software.

• Lehman Millet (Boston), a medical device, diagnostics and specialty pharmaceutical agency, reported the appointment of key hires into its strategy, account planning, account services and creative teams. Lee Stayton was named Interactive Strategist; Stayton previously worked at Artmedialab International. Jennifer Hruska was named senior planner, and Kristin Morris named planner. Previously, Hruska was a marketing specialist at AMP Agency; Morris worked for Littleton Advertising & Marketing. William Hatcher (account supervisor) and Sarah Clark (account coordinator) joined the account services department. Hatcher worked for Grey Healthcare, and Clark comes from Cronin and Company. Finally, Frank Lopresti was named senior art director. Lopresti previously worked at Hill, Holliday, Conners, and Comopulos.

• Mindray Medical International (Shenzhen, China) reported the promotion of two senior executives, Minghe Cheng and Jie Liu, and named Patrick Ma as assistant VP of finance. Cheng, co-founder of Mindray and executive VP of sales and marketing since 2004, will serve as executive VP of strategic development. Cheng served as Mindray’s executive VP of sales and marketing. Liu will serve as EVP of international sales and marketing. Previously, Liu was Mindray’s VP of international sales and marketing. Mindray makes patient monitoring devices, diagnostic laboratory instruments, and ultrasound imaging systems.

John Cifarelli has been named VP of sales of NeoGuide Systems (San Jose, California). Most previously Cifarelli was VP of GM at Olympus America. NeoGuide Systems specializes in endoscopic procedures.

• Nodality (South San Francisco, California) reported the appointment of David Parkinson, MD, the former senior medical officer at Biogen Idec, as its first president/CEO. Nodality is an emerging diagnostics company.

• ONI Medical (Wilmington, Massachusetts) reported three new appointments to its executive team; Paul Falvey to CFO; D. Bryce Fehr to VP of sales and corporate accounts; and Richard Mallozzi, PhD, to MRI Physicist. Falvey most recently served as director of finance for Shields Health Care Group; Fehr worked at Invivo; and Mallozzi was with GE Global Research. ONI Medical makes MRI systems.