Alexza Pharmaceuticals Inc., of Palo Alto, Calif., named Nasrat Hakim vice president of quality.

Alteon Inc., of Montvale, N.J., appointed Jacob Victor executive director of product development and clinical diagnostics.

Althea Technologies Inc., of San Diego, named Karen Daniels president of the bioservices division.

Anacor Pharmaceuticals, of Palo Alto, Calif., appointed Christine Gray-Smith senior vice president and chief financial officer.

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc., of Malvern, Pa., named Dennis Langer independent director of its board of directors.

AVAX Technologies Inc., of Philadelphia, appointed François Martelet director of its board of directors.

Biomira Inc., of Edmonton, Canada, named Gary Christianson chief operating officer.

Bioniche Life Sciences Inc., of Belleville, Canada, appointed Lorne Babiuk to its board of directors.

Tulip BioMed Inc., of San Diego, named Mark Glasgold to its board of scientific advisors.

ViroPharma Inc., of Exton, Pa., appointed Thierry Darcis vice president and general manager of ViroPharma Europe. The company also named Richard Bax vice president of clinical development and medical affairs for ViroPharma Europe.