The Debrief: Bob Catell’s newest application

Robert Catell has taken a board seat at Stony Brook-based anti-counterfeiting biotech Applied DNA Sciences, the latest addition to a résumé overflowing with executive accolades. A former chairman of KeySpan and National Grid’s U.S. operations, the current chair of the New York Smart Grid Consortium and SBU’s Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center boasts decades of energy-related experience on all levels – knowledge that could prove key as Applied DNA eyes a lucrative new vertical….

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On the wall: The mostly volunteer backbone of the nonprofit Children's Medical Fund of New York, outside Cohen Children's Medical Center.

At Cohen, $10M and much-less-scary MRIs

A $10 million pledge from one of its top contributors will bring a unique, child-friendly MRI system to the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center. The New Hyde Park children’s hospital will use the eight-figure gift to create the Children’s Medical Fund Center for Diagnostic Studies at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, including Long Island’s only magnetic-resonance imaging center specifically designed for children. Kid-customized scanners are scheduled to arrive this fall, according to a statement…

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Changing of the border guard: Medford-based Chembio Diagnostics has made some moves with its roster of international executives.

International intrigue at Medford’s Chembio

By GREGORY ZELLER // With declining Latin American sales contributing to a revenues losing streak, Chembio Diagnostics has shaken up its international rotation. The Medford-based biotech, which manufactures rapid point-of-care tests for HIV and syphilis, has had its ups and downs, and the latter have largely occurred south of the border. Reporting in March on the 2015 fiscal year, CEO John Sperzel pinned steep revenue and sales drops on a product glut in Mexico and…

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