Roche Diagnostics has appointed Robert Yates as new head of Roche Applied Science effective from 1 April.

Yates, who will succeed Manfred Baier, will report to Roche Diagnostics COO Daniel ODay.

Yates held increasing leadership positions in R&D, engineering and process management within Roche Diagnostics, in Indianapolis and in Roche’s headquarters in Basel.

Most recently he served as global head of Business Development and Licensing of Roche Diagnostics.