Robert Ellis has joined Advanced BioPhotonics (Bohemia, New York) as senior vice president, business development. Ellis has held executive leadership positions at GE Medical Systems and Sony Electronics. He was also the administrative director for the Hitchcock Clinic at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and a faculty instructor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. Advanced BioPhotonics develops imaging applications using advanced infrared technology for the observation and measurement of changes of photonic activity within tissue.

• Aperon Biosystems (Menlo Park, California), focused on the management of asthma, has appointed Richard Lotti as its president and CEO. Most recently, Lotti was president and CEO of Converge Medical. Aperon is developing a biosensor platform using Sol-Gel technology for the sensitive detection of selected analytes.

Tim Attebery has been named senior vice president for business development with Cardiovascular Services of America (Brentwood, Tennessee), effective Feb. 1. Attebery has served as CEO of South Carolina Heart Center since 1998. Cardiovascular Services of America develops and operates outpatient cath labs and CT angiography suites in partnership with cardiovascular physicians.

• Digirad (Poway, California), a provider of cardiovascular imaging services and solid-state nuclear medicine imaging products to physician offices, hospitals and imaging centers, named Mark Casner CEO and a member of the board of directors. Casner joined Digirad in September 2005 as president of the company's Digirad Imaging Solutions leasing services subsidiary, and succeeds Gary Burbach, who will remain a member of Digirad's board of directors. In addition, Peter Sullivan has been promoted to president of Digirad's product business. Sullivan joined Digirad as a consultant in January 2005 and as senior vice president of operations in April 2005.

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