London-based Inpharmatica has tapped Vimal Mehta as its new senior VP of business development. Previously, Mehta served as senior business development manager at CuraGen, a position he held since 1996. At Inpharmatica, Mehta will lead commercialization efforts for the company’s discovery activities.
Nasri Nahas has been promoted from COO to CEO at Geneva Bioinformatics. Nahas will be charged with launching new products during 2003 and establishing new business operations and partnerships, GeneBio said in a statement. Previously, Nahas held scientific and business positions at Genset and ValiGen.
Ardais of Lexington, Mass., has hired Gregory Phelps as its CEO. Phelps has held executive positions at Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Dyax, and Genzyme. In his most recent position as vice chairman of Dyax, where he will retain his position as director, Phelps executed more than 70 patent and technology licenses and positioned the company for its IPO in 2000.