NEW YORK, Feb. 25 - Peter Chambre, Celera's former chief operating officer, will become CEO of Cambridge Antibody Technology, CAT said on Monday. He is slated to start sometime in April.

"We are delighted that Peter has agreed to join CAT at this time when the company is positioning itself for transition to a profitable biopharmaceutical business," Peter Garland, CAT's chairman, said in a statement.

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