People Briefs: Medtronic, Hologic, Cook Group, AxoGen, Rivanna
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
Medtronic exec VP and president, restorative therapies group; Hologic announces board changes; Cook Group names new president; AxoGen chief marketing officer resigns; Rivanna Medical appoints clinical advisor.
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