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Editas Medicine, a genome editing company based in Cambridge, Mass, has appointed John D. Mendlein to its board of directors. Mendlein has served as CEO of aTyr Pharma since 2011, as well as executive chairman for the company from July 2010 to January 2016.
Simcere Pharmaceutical Group, based in Jiangsu province, China, is preparing to raise as much as USD1 billion in a Hong Kong IPO in the third quarter, according to The Wall Street Journal. The firm did not release any official statement regarding the possible plan.