Venkatakrishna Shyamala, PhD, was hired as senior VP of R&D for Innovative Biosensors (Rockville, Maryland). Shyamala brings to IBI over 17 years of R&D experience with companies such as Digene and Chiron. Innovative Biosensors is a private company developing technologies for the rapid detection of pathogens in biodefense applications and human clinical diagnostics.

Douglas Bryant has been named executive VP and COO of Luminex (Austin, Texas). Bryant joins Luminex from Abbott. Luminex makes life science and biological testing technologies.

John Kleijne was named VP of commercialization and partnerships, Europe for VisEn Medical (Woburn, Massachusetts). Kleijne will be based in the Netherlands. Kleijne previously worked for GE Healthcare. VisEn makes fluorescence in vivo imaging products.