• Grant Life Sciences (Los Angeles) has hired Kim Liao as director of Asian business development. Liao has held executive positions with Abbott Laboratories Services' Diagnostics Division, Medtronic Taiwan and Becton Dickinson Worldwide. Grant Life Sciences, a development stage company, engages in research, development, marketing, and sale of diagnostic kits for the screening, monitoring and diagnosis of diseases with emphasis on women's health, infectious diseases and cancers.

Hans-Joachim Bohm, PhD, has been named president of Roche Palo Alto (Palo Alto, California). Bohm is also a member of Roche's research management team. Bohm replaces Robert Stein, MD, PhD, who assumed another position within the Roche global organization. Roche is a healthcare group developing pharmaceuticals and diagnostics.