The latest local technology news:

• RTP-based Novella Clinical names a business development manager.

John Davidson is assigned to boost business for the clinical research and services firm in the U.K. and Europe.

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• Aldagen has enrolled its first patient in a Stage 2 clinical trial in which stem cells drawn from a patient’s own bone marrow are used as a potential treatment for stroke.

The patient was enrolled at the Los Angeles Brain and Spine Institute.

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• RTI’s Rama Venkatasubramanian, who is director of the Center for Solid State Energetics, has been named to the editorial board of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Transactions on Electron Devices.

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