ChemTrak Inc. of Sunnyvale, Calif., said that Jerry Gin hasresigned as executive vice president. Gin, a company co-founder, will remain a member of the board of directors and anactive adviser to management, the company said. ChemTraksaid Gin plans to lead a venture-stage company. He is a co-founder and chief executive officer of Oculex Pharmaceuticals,which is developing novel drug delivery technology to improvetreatment of serious eye diseases, ChemTrak said.
Mark Skaletsky was named president and chief executiveofficer of GelTex Inc. of Lexington, Mass. Skaletsky has heldexecutive positions at Enzytech Inc, Biogen Inc and Opta FoodIngredients Inc.
Amgen Inc. of Thousand Oaks, Calif., appointed Peter Teeley,former U.S. ambassador to Canada, to its newly created positionof vice president, government and public relations. Amgen alsonamed Judi Lindsey Teske director of health care policy. Shewas deputy assistant secretary for legislation at theDepartment of Health and Human Services.
Target Therapeutics Inc. of Fremont, Calif., named Gary Bangpresident and chief executive officer, replacing Richard Randall,who becomes chairman of the board. Bang was president ofBaxter International's Pharmaseal Surgical Division.
Canji Inc. of San Diego named as president and chief executiveofficer Blake Ingle, former president and CEO of the ImceraGroup.
Neocrin Co. of Irvine, Calif., said Floyd Benjamin has resigned aspresident and chief executive officer to pursue other interests.Michael Henos, chairman, will assume the responsibilities ofpresident and CEO.
Prem Sarin, former deputy chief, laboratory of tumor cellbiology at the National Cancer Institute, was named vicepresident of research at Viral Technologies Inc. of Bethesda,Md., a joint venture of Cel-Sci Corp. and Alpha 1 BiomedicalsInc.
Scios Nova Inc. of Mountain View, Calif., appointed ArlenMorris vice president of business development. She was VP ofbusiness development at Johnson & Johnson.
GalaGen Inc. of Minneapolis has named to its board of directorsWinston Wallin, chairman of the board and former chiefexecutive officer of Medtronic Inc.
Scimed Life Systems Inc. of Minneapolis promoted HankKucheman to vice president of corporate programs andservices.
Calgene Fresh Inc. named to its board of directors AnnVeneman, former deputy secretary of the U.S. Department ofAgriculture.
The Liposome Company Inc. of Princeton, N.J., named SpiroRombotis vice president, international operations. He was vicepresident, operations, pharmaceuticals, Central & EasternEurope for Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
Paul Sekhri was named marketing director at PerSeptiveBiosystems Inc. of Cambridge, Mass. Sekhri was seniormanager, biotechnology market development, at Millipore Corp.
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