Thomas Rosanske, PhD, has joined PPD (Wilmington, North Carolina) as executive director of product development analytical services for its cGMP laboratory. Rosanske most recently served as executive director of pharmaceutical sciences at Beckloff Associates. PPD is a global contract research organization providing discovery, development and post-approval services as well as compound partnering programs.

Daniel Valentino, PhD, has joined Radlink (Redondo Beach, California) as chief scientist and technology officer, a newly created position. Richard Gerlach, who co-founded the company and served as its chief scientist since 1999, will continue in his role as president. Valentino was most recently an associate professor and director of cerebrovascular hemodynamics research in the Division of Interventional Neuroradiology at University of California, Los Angeles. Radlink is a global radiography company that provides a range of medical film-to-digital image conversion, storage and delivery services to healthcare providers.

Orthopedics manufacturerStryker (Kalamazoo, Michigan) has appointed additional officers. Luciano Cattani will serve as vice president, group president, international. Cattani joined Stryker in 2001 as president, EMEA and was promoted to group president, international in April 2005. Elizabeth Staub has been named vice president of regulatory affairs and quality assurance. Staub was most recently director of regulatory affairs and quality assurance for Stryker and previously served in various other leadership roles for the Orthopaedics division. Bronwen Taylor was appointed chief compliance officer for Stryker. She joined Stryker in 2000 as the CFO for Stryker South Pacific and was subsequently appointed Stryker South Pacific's vice president and CFO and then vice president and director of operations.

Bill Adams, chairman of SurgiCount Medical (Temecula, California), has been named to the additional post of CEO. Adams has been involved in the design and development of the Safety-Sponge System – consisting of modified surgical sponges, line-of-sight scanning counters, and printers integrated together to ensure no surgical sponges are left inside a human body after surgery – for several years. SurgiCount Medical is a wholly owned subsidiary of Patient Safety Technologies.

Jeffrey Markin has been named chief operating officer of VirtualScopics (Rochester, New York). Markin is leaving Eastman Kodak after 26 years of service, where his most recent post was in Kodak's health group as vice president and general manager of output systems and mammography solutions. VirtualScopics is a provider of advanced medical image analysis services.