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Dennis Meteny, John Grefenstette, David Baillie, Kristen Rogers, Ruth Pilkington.

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Dennis Meteny has been named president and chief operating officer of TissueInformatics.

Meteny, former President and CEO of Respironics, has worked with TissueInformatics in a consulting capacity since October 2000. He assisted in the company’s financing and product development and helped the company structure a recent $4.4 million round of private placement financing.

Pittsburgh-based TissueInformatics said that Meteny has already begun to lead the company’s product development process. He is also actively working on TissueInformatics’ largest financing round, which is expected to close later this spring.

Parabon Computation, based in Fairfax, Va., has named John Grefenstette as the director of Parabon Labs.

Grefenstette was most recently director of the computational biology laboratory at George Mason University.

In his new role, Grefenstette will direct the development of new applications for Parabon’s Frontier Internet computing platform.

David Baillie, a professor at the Institute of Molecular Biology at Simon Fraser University, has joined Vancouver, BC-based Genops Bioinformatics’ scientific advisory board.

Baillie sits on the board of several other biotechnology companies and is a faculty member for the Canadian Bioinformatics Workshop Series.

Amersham Pharmacia Biotech subsidiary Imaging Research, St. Catharines, Ontario, has filled two newly created positions. Kristen Rogers will serve as vice president, general counsel, and Ruth Pilkington will be marketing manager.

Rogers previously provided legal assistance to APBiotech, while Pilkington was business development manager at Pharmacia.

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