Peter Grassam has been named vice president ofmanufacturing and general manager of Alpha-BetaTechnology's production facility, which is located in Smithfield,R.I. Grassam came to the Worcester, Mass., company fromSerono Laboratories Inc., where he was vice president ofoperations.

CV Therapeutics of Mountain View, Calif., has hired MarkHirsch as vice president of corporate development. Hirsch hadbeen the vice president of business development and chieffinancial officer at Arris Pharmaceutical.

Carolyn Armstrong has been hired as vice president of businessdevelopment at Imutech Corp. of Scarborough, Ontario.Armstrong joined the company from the Metropolitan TorontoEconomic Development Division, where she was manager ofmedical development.

Boston Life Sciences Inc., a start-up biotechnology companylocated in Cambridge, Mass., has named Edson de Castrochairman of its board of directors. de Castro is a founder andformer chairman of the board of Data General Corp.

Herbert J. Conrad has joined the board of directors of TheragenInc. of Princeton, N.J. Conrad recently retired from Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., where he was president of Hoffmann-La RochePharmaceuticals and a member of the Hoffmann-La Rocheexecutive committee and board of directors.

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