* Terrapin Technologies Inc., of South San Francisco,said Clifford Orent assumed responsibilities as chiefexecutive officer. Former CEO Reinaldo Gomezcontinues as an officer and director.

* Applied Immune Sciences Inc., of Santa Clara, Calif.,appointed Christopher Kaufman and Craig Huffaker to itsboard of directors. Kaufman is a partner in a law firm.Huffaker formerly was chief financial officer of AppliedImmune Sciences.

* La Jolla Pharmaceutical Co., of San Diego, promotedSteven Engle to the new position of president-CEO.Former chairman-CEO Joseph Stemler will remainchairman.

* Myco Pharmaceuticals Inc., of Cambridge, Mass.,appointed Alan Crane to the new position of executivedirector, business development.

* Ostex International Inc., of Seattle, said Robert Glaserjoined its board of directors. He is senior vice president,marketing, for Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based Merck &Co.'s Human Health Division. Also, Kumar Shahini washired as director of marketing.

* PerSeptive Biosystems Inc., of Framingham, Mass.,said Thomas Ruane joined the company as senior vicepresident and chief financial officer.

* Protein Design Labs Inc., of Mountain View, Calif.,elected Mark Young vice president, technical operations.

* Scios Nova Inc., of Mountain View, Calif., electedSamuel Armacost to its board of directors. He is aprincipal of Weiss Peck & Greer LLC, of San Francisco.

* Signal Pharmaceuticals Inc., of San Diego, appointedCarl Bobkoski as executive vice president.

* Terrapin Technologies Inc., of South San Francisco,said Clifford Orent assumed responsibilities as CEO. Hemost recently was president and chief operating officer ofInSite Vision Inc., of Alameda, Calif.

* Xenova Group plc, of Slough, England, appointedTrevor Twose to the position of chief financial officerand company secretary. He was the company's director ofcorporate planning and development.

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