John Richert has been named vice president of the business and technology development program at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center in Research Triangle Park. Richert, previously vice president of business development at Aeolus Pharmaceuticals, succeeds Paul Wood, who retired in August 2003. He will report to Ken Tindall, senior vice president for science and business development. Richert will oversee and manage the center’s loan programs, venture capital investments, and technology-transfer and business-development activities.

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