Caliper Life Sciences has named Thomas Higgins as its executive vice president and chief financial officer, the Hopkinton, Mass.-based company said last week. The appointment will become effective in early January 2005.
Higgins currently serves as executive vice president of operations and chief financial officer for VI Technologies. Prior to this, he held various positions at Cabot Corporation and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Higgins holds a BBA from Boston University.
Stevan Jovanovich, former vice president of global research at Amersham Biosciences, has been named president and CEO of Microchip Biotechnologies of Fremont, Calif., a startup that last month received a $6.1 million grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute to develop a DNA sequencing technology.
Charles Swindell joined Phyton Biotech of Ithaca, NY, as vice president of research and development, the plant cell culture technology company said last week. Swindell will manage the transition of Phyton, a subsidiary of DFB Pharmaceuticals, into a fully integrated biotechnology company. Swindell previously was chairman of the department of chemistry at Bryn Mawr College.