Protarga Inc., of Conshohocken, Pa., named Charles Swindell vice president, preclinical development.

Protein Delivery Inc., of Research Triangle Park, N.C., named Russell McAllister interim chief medical officer; Scott Oglesby, senior director of clinical and regulatory affairs; Ross Johnson, special adviser; and Jennifer Filbey, director of business and market development.

Synsorb Biotech Inc., of Calgary, Alberta, named to its board of directors Stanley Crooke, founder, chairman and CEO of Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc., of Carlsbad, Calif.

Tripos Inc., of St. Louis, named Edward Hodgkin senior director, contract and discovery research for the Americas and Asia.