San Diego-based trade group Biocom appointed four new board members. The new members, announced May 31, play major roles in the region’s life sciences ecosystem:

• Taylor Crouch, president and CEO of Organovo, which 3D bio-prints tissue that emulates human organs;

• Michael Farrington, vice president of global marketing at spine surgery company NuVasive;

• Marc T. Morley of Mintz Levin, who specializes in intellectual property; and

• Peter Silvester, senior vice president and president of life sciences solutions for Thermo Fisher Scientific. He provides oversight for a number of Thermo Fisher areas, including biosciences, genetic sciences and clinical next-generation sequencing businesses.

“With backgrounds in finance, intellectual property, marketing and leadership, our newest members join us with a broad range of experience, helping to diversify the expertise of our current board,” said Joe Panetta, president and CEO of Biocom, in a news release.