Niraj Vasisht, PhD, was promoted to senior VP of product development and chief technical officer of BioDelivery Sciences International (BDSI; Raleigh, North Carolina). Vasisht joined BDSI in 2005 as VP of product development. BDSI is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing products to address growing market opportunities, including conditions such as pain.

• CoreValve (Irvine, California) said it has expanded its board of directors by electing Frank Fischer as a new member. Fischer has served on the NeuroPace board of directors since 1998 and joined the company as CEO in January 2000. CoreValve specializes in valve replacement systems.

John Simmons has been named general manager of KCI Medical Canada (Mississauga, Ontario). Most recently, John was VP of U.S. sales and marketing for BD Medical Diabetes Care. A subsidiary of KCI (San Antonio), KCI Medical Canada specializes in wound care, tissue regeneration and therapeutic support system markets.