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Hiroaki Tanaka, Robert Abarbanel, Michael Bailey, Kaley Parkinson, John Hanlon


Among other management changes, Paris-based Genset has promoted Hiroaki Tanaka as VP of bioinformatics. Tanaka, who has led Genset’s bioinformatics group since 1998, will replace CIO and CTO Robert Abarbanel and will oversee approximately 70 employees engaged in R&D.


Michael Bailey, formerly CIO of PeoplePC, has been tapped as Berkeley, Calif.-based Sygen International’s new CIO. He will be responsible for the company’s global IT strategy and organization.


Life science IT newcomer Visualize of Pheonix, Ariz., has hired Kaley Parkinson as CFO. Before joining Visualize, Parkinson was CEO of, which provided e-commerce tools to the pharmaceutical industry. Visualize recently acquired the software assets of Genomica and plans to relaunch its products in the next few months.


Princeton, NJ-based Pharmacopeia has hired John Hanlon as executive VP and CFO. Hanlon was formerly CFO of MDL Information Systems, and most recently served as CFO of Digital Courier Technologies, an e-payment service provider.

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