Escagenetics Corp. of San Carlos, Calif., has appointed DouglasMacMaster, a former senior vice president of Merck & Co. Inc.,to its board. In addition, Raymond J. Moshy, Ph.D., Escagenetics'president and chief executive officer, was awarded the 1991Nicholas Appert Medal by the Institute of Food Technologistsfor contributions to the field of food technology. He was citedfor being the first to combine biotechnology and traditionalplant breeding techniques in food processing and new fooddevelopment. Escagenetics (AMEX:ESN) develops improved foodcrops, planting materials and natural ingredients.
David J. Robison, Ph.D., has joined Calypte Biomedical Corp. ofBerkeley, Calif., as chief operating officer. Robison will leadefforts to develop and commercialize diagnostic tests forhuman immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) antibodies in urine andsaliva. Robison was vice president of product development anddirector of manufacturing for a diagnostic subsidiary ofBristol-Myers Squibb.
Ecoscience Corp. has appointed to its board of directorsRichard E. Lyng, retired U.S. secretary of agriculture; Ray A.Goldberg, Ph.D., professor at the Harvard Graduate School ofBusiness Administration; and E. Andrews Grinstead III,chairman and chief executive officer of Genesis Inc. andHybridon Inc. Privately held Ecoscience of Amherst, Mass., is anatural pest control product company.
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