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Ascendis Pharma Appoints Chief Medical Officer

Ascendis Pharma, a clinical stage biotechnology company based in Copenhagen, and offices in Palo Alto, has appointed Jonathan A. Leff as Chief Medical Officer to replace Acting Chief Medical Officer Michael Beckert.  Beckert will continue his consulting role with the … Continue reading

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A Challenging Time for Remuneration Committees with Executive Pay

Author: Anjie Cai Anderson The UK Corporate Governance Code (2012) emphasised the level of executive remuneration should be sufficient to attract, retain and motivate directors of the quality required to run the company successfully without paying more than is necessary … 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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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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Genmab and Novo Nordisk in bispecific antibody deal

Genmab A/S (OMX: GEN) announced it has entered an agreement to grant Novo Nordisk commercial licenses to use the DuoBody technology platform to create and develop  bispecific antibody candidates for two therapeutic programs.  The bispecific antibodies will target a disease … Continue reading

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Cortendo joins a rare disease crowd in Ireland

  Sweden’s Cortendo AB  has announced its intention to relocate the parent company of the Cortendo group from Sweden to Ireland. The Company is contemplating effecting such redomiciliation through an exchange offer in which Cortendo plc, a newly incorporated Irish … Continue reading

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Hans Schikan appointed Chairman of Complix

Complix, a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing a pipeline of transformative protein therapeutics, called Alphabodies™, mainly focused on oncology and autoimmune diseases, today announced the appointment of Hans Schikan as Chairman of its Board of Directors.   Hans Schikan has more than … Continue reading

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Wilson Therapeutics appoints Chief Medical Officer

Fresh from announcing that Hans Schikan, ex-CEO of Prosensa, would be joining the Board of Directors at Wilson Therapeutics, the company have announced the appointment of another Genzyme allumni, Dr. Carl Bjartmar as chief medical officer (CMO). Dr. Bjartmar will … Continue reading

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Biotechnology must embrace a more diverse future of leadership

Authored by Karl Simpson When you talk to biotech entrepreneurs and sector investors, the topic of management and leadership is one that often features very strongly as the critical success factor. However, there is a dearth of research analysis into … Continue reading

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Moderna Therapeutics partners with Karolinska Institutet

Authored by James Sheppard The world renowned Karolinska Institutet has partnered with the Cambridge based biotech Moderna Therapeutics to develop new messenger RNA therapeutics for a range of serious diseases. The partnership will see the establishment of a new company called … Continue reading

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