ActivBiotics Inc., of Lexington, Mass., added John Mekalanos to its scientific advisory board.

Adolor Corp., of Exton, Pa., will replace Peter Schied, senior vice president and chief financial officer, with Michael Dougherty. Dougherty will act as chief operating officer and chief financial officer, beginning April 30. Schied is taking early retirement.

AEterna Laboratories Inc., of Quebec City, Quebec, added Fernand Labrie, Klaus Diedrich and Rene Frydman to its scientific advisory board.

Alkermes Inc., of Cambridge, Mass., appointed Kathryn Biberstein vice president and general counsel and Trevor Mundel vice president, clinical development. Elliot Ehrich was named vice president, science and development and chief medical officer, while Susanne McGown has the added responsibility for all business development efforts.

Aradigm Corp., of Hayward, Calif., promoted Stephen Farr to senior vice president and chief scientific officer.

The Biotechnology Institue in Arlington, Va., added Edward Lanphier and Patrick Gage to its board.

Connetics Corp., of Palo Alto, Calif., named Susan Capello vice president, intellectual property counsel and David Hirsch vice president, sales.

Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., of Chadds Ford, Pa., named Peter Lankau president and chief operating officer.

EraGen Biosciences Inc., of Madison, Wis., appointed Regina Reynolds director of marketing and corporate communications.

GlycoGenesys Inc., of Boston, added Philip Kantoff and Paul Vilk to its scientific advisory board.

Neurochem Inc., of Saint-Laurent, Quebec, appointed Richard Cherney a director.

Neurocrine Biosciences Inc., of San Diego, appointed Lloyd Flanders senior vice president of development.

Palatin Technologies Inc., of Cranbury, N.J., added Errol DeSouza to its board.

Vasogen Inc., of Toronto, appointed Valentin Fuster to its scientific advisory board.

Xanthus Life Sciences Inc., of Cambridge, Mass., added Michael Boss as chief operating officer.

Yamanouchi Pharma America Inc., of Paramus, N.J., named Roger Graham senior vice president of marketing and sales.