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Shire adds to board with appointment of Ian Clark

Shire plc has joined Agios Pharmaceuticals in announcing the appointment of Ian Clark to the Board of Directors. Mr. Clark served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Genentech Inc (part of the Roche Group) and Head of North American … Continue reading

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Amplyx Pharmaceuticals Announces Trio of Appointments

Amplyx Pharmaceuticals, a San Diego-based company developing antifungal agents for the treatment of life-threatening fungal infections, has appointed Michael Hodges as chief medical officer, Karen Shaw as vice president of biology, and Elizabeth Gordon as vice president of regulatory affairs. … Continue reading

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5 Drivers of CEO Pay

Author: Anjie Cai Anderson CEO pay is an emotive topic, one which is often framed in a way that compares the inordinate amount a CEO receives relative to one of the employees, questioning whether their contribution can justify such compensation. … Continue reading

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Sara Mathew further diversifies Shire’s Board

Shire plc has appointed Sara Mathew to its Board of Directors as a Non-Executive Director. Sara will also be a member of the Audit, Compliance & Risk Committee of the Shire Board. Both appointments will be effective as of September 1, 2015. … 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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Shire goes hostile on Baxter spin-out Baxalta

Fresh from announcing that the company will acquire Foresight BioTherapeutics for $300m (here), Shire stepped up its ambitions to acquire the recently spun-out Baxalta, which went public earlier this summer (here). Shire originally approached the Baxalta Board of Directors earlier … Continue reading

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Shire Eyes Smaller Deal in Shopping Spree

In the recent analyst call for Shire’s Q2 results, CEO Flemming Ornskov suggested that the company was still scouting for acquisitions which would bolster the pipeline in the strategic areas he has set out as priorities. Cognizant that valuations are … Continue reading

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M&A Continues to Dominate the Rare Diseases Landscape

Alexion took everyone by surprise in recent weeks by announcing a very sizable acquisition of Boston-based Synageva for $8.4bn. This was a significant deal which will only serve to strengthen valuations of rare disease biotechnology companies, which continue to be … Continue reading

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UK Government names biotech veteran Minister for Life Sciences

Authored by James Sheppard The UK government has announced it has created a new role of Minister for Life Sciences to which it has appointed former biotech venture capitalist George Freeman. Mr Freeman has a long history is biotech having … Continue reading

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Executive Recruitment Roundup – July

Authored by Liftstream Since ViroPharma Inc was acquired by Shire, many of the company’s leadership have moved to other parts of the sector and the VP Global Regulatory Affairs, Robert Pietrusko is no exception. He has just joined the Cambridge, … Continue reading

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