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Liftstream Releases Board Director and CEO Compensation and Governance 2015 Report – San Diego Biotechnology Cluster

Executive committee leadership and oversight by experienced and skilled boards will improve performance and governance of the biotechnology companies driving innovation. Understanding the landscape of corporate governance in biotech clusters will help companies evaluate their own boards’ strength. The San … Continue reading

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Call for Transparency and Engagement Prevails in 2016 Proxy Season

While shareholders have a wide spectrum of views on 2016 proxy season, the main focus is always on how to achieve great accountability through transparency and engagement. In recent years, the call for corporate transparency and engagement generally take three … Continue reading

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Recruiters Must Exercise Their Options on Executive Pay

Fair and equitable compensation is a challenge which grips leaders at all levels of the corporate ladder. It is CEOs and Boards who often receive the brunt of the hostile objections to what are viewed as excessive rewards. While undershooting … Continue reading

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Biotechnology Cluster Spotlight – San Diego Biotechnology Cluster

The San Diego biotechnology cluster is among the top biotech clusters in the US. Life sciences activity accounts for more than $31.8 billion of economic impact in San Diego. According to California Life Sciences Industry 2016 Report (here), San Diego … Continue reading

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Tris Pharma Names Chief Commercial Officer

Tris Pharma, a pharmaceutical company based in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, has appointed Sharon Clarke to the position of Chief Commercial Officer to lead the firm’s brand business and launch its first commercial product. The firm has a robust portfolio of approved … Continue reading

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Zavante Therapeutics Closes Series A Financing And Brings Directors To Board

Zavante Therapeutics, a late clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company based in San Diego, California, has closed a $45 million Series A financing, consisting of $35 million from new investors and $10 million from the conversion of outstanding convertible notes. Proceeds from the … Continue reading

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PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals Adds Senior Executives

PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company head-quartered in Malvern, PA, has appointed John Lee as Chief Medical Officer based in Malvern and John Sharp as Chief Financial officer based in San Diego. “Lee’s deep experience in translational research and clinical … Continue reading

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aTyr Pharma Names Chief Medical Officer

aTyr Pharma, a San Diego-based biotherapeutics company addressing  rare diseases, has appointed Sanjay Shukla as Chief Medical Officer. Shukla will lead aTyr’s clinical efforts to advance its Physiocrine biology therapeutic intervention points and develop medicines that promote tissue homeostasis for … Continue reading

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