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UK shows multi-stakeholder approach tackles diversity

The UK has been seriously tackling the issue of diversity in the senior ranks of British business. The Davies Review, led by the charismatic but challenging Lord Mervyn Davies, pushed UK boards to get 25% of women on the boards … Continue reading

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Board Directors with Frequency

Frequency Therapeutics, based in Cambridge, MA, is a company spearheading the movement to restore hearing by harnessing the regenerative potential of progenitor cells in the body, today announced its Board of Directors. Led by Marc A. Cohen of COBRO Ventures … Continue reading

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PsiOxus Therapeutics Elects Paolo Paoletti as Chairman of the Board

PsiOxus Therapeutics, an immuno-oncology company in Oxford, England, has appointed Paolo Paoletti to Chairman of its Board to replace Michael Moore. Moore will remain on the Board as Deputy Chairman. “I am certain that Paoletti’s proven experience in oncology drug … Continue reading

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Alnylam Elects Chairman and Board Member

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Cambridge, Mass, has named Michael Bonney as Chairman to replace John Clarke who stepped down after 13 years of service. Clarke will remain on the board as a director of the company. Bonny … Continue reading

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Hans Schikan new Chair at InteRNA and Asceneuron

Hans Schikan is former Chief Executive Officer of Prosensa, a biopharmaceutical company focusing on novel RNA modulating treatments for rare diseases like Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Prosensa was listed on NASDAQ (RNA) since June 2013. The company was acquired by BioMarin … Continue reading

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Board Succession Requires Refreshing Plan

Author: Karl Simpson, Liftstream Succession planning should concern every board of directors, irrespective of whether private or public. Increasingly, public company shareholders and representative organisations such as ISS or Glass Lewis are scrutinising the degree to which succession plans for … Continue reading

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Wilson’s Board Gets a New Chairman

Wilson Therapeutics has announced that Andrew Kay has been appointed as Chairman of its Board of Directors. The company’s previous Chairman, Hugh Rienhoff, M.D. will continue to advise the company as a consultant. Mr. Kay has more than 30 years … Continue reading

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Big-Pharma Defection Continues

In a continuation of a developing trend, two big-pharma executives left their cozy corner offices for the fast and wild biotech world. This year we have already seen a number of big names defect for the biotech world, the reasons … Continue reading

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Biotech Investors Follow Pattern in Funding and Hiring Executives

Written by: Karl Simpson To be blunt, biotechnology ventures require lots of capital, and although alternative funding sources are now more accessible, money has traditionally come from the venture capital firms. These venture firms exercise differing strategies in allocating risk … Continue reading

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Wendy Yarno elected Chairwomen of Aratana Therapeutics

Aratana Therapeutics, a pet therapeutics company focused on the licensing, development and commercialization of innovative biopharmaceutical products for companion animals, today announced that the Board of Directors has elected Wendy Yarno as Chairman of Aratana’s Board of Directors. She will … Continue reading

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