ISIS HIRES SENIOR VP; TRIPLEX NAMES PRESIDENTIsis Pharmaceuticals of San Diego on Thursday said it has hiredYasunori Kaneko as senior vice president responsible forfinance and administration. Yasunori will also oversee allJapan-related activities. Prior to joining Isis, Kaneko was headof corporate finance at the Tokyo branch of Paribas CapitalMarkets Ltd. Lawrence J. Botticelli, who was vice president ofbusiness development at Isis, has left the company to becomeexecutive vice president at Cambridge, Mass.-basedBioTransplant Inc. Botticelli's former responsibilities will behandled by Dan Kisner, who became Isis' executive vicepresident in February. ... Triplex Pharmaceutical Corp. of TheWoodlands, Texas, has appointed James M. Chubb presidentand chief operating officer. Chubb had been director ofbusiness opportunities at Glaxo Inc.

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