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Arrayjet, the Edinburgh-based bio-printing and microarray technology company, has appointed its new non-executive chairman.

Dr Joe Keegan, a San Francisco-based biotechnology entrepreneur and one of the most respected leaders in the global life sciences industry, will replace Edinburgh-based entrepreneur and business strategist Alan Faichney, who is stepping down as chairman after seven years.

Dr Keegan’s appointment is a huge boost for Arrayjet and the wider Scottish life sciences community. He joined Arrayjet as a non-executive director three years ago and has been pivotal in helping the company accelerate a bold global expansion strategy.

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He has helped identify and open up new international channels for Arrayjet’s bio-printing technology products which are now installed in an increasing number of medical research establishments, pharmaceutical companies and universities across the continents.

Food Standards Scotland, the organisation charged with delivering Scotland’s food safety and standards strategy, has appointed leading microbiologist Professor David Gally as new chief scientific advisor.

Professor Gally, currently chair in microbial genetics at the Roslin Institute, takes up post early in the new year. He will take over from Prof Norval Strachan.

He will be responsible for providing expert advice on the development of the food body’s science and evidence strategy, and providing assurance and governance over its procedures for commissioning and evaluating research, risk analysis and the communication of science and public health advice.

Professor Gally brings more than 20 years of leadership and scientific research experience with a focus on foodborne infections, and has contributed to more than a hundred academic publications.

High-tech, Scottish-based site security company Safer Scotland, founded by security specialist Ryan Clark in 2016, has significantly enhanced its senior team as it continues to expand into the The Paisley-headquartered enterprise has appointed Peter Simpson as head of sales, Julian Free as systems specialist, and Paul McKenna as business development executive.