Awards & Advancement

PPD appoints Jon Denissen VP GMP laboratory services

Friday, April 3, 2015 10:18 AM

Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD) has appointed Jon Denissen, Ph.D., as vice president of good manufacturing practices (GMP) laboratories. Denissen brings over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and CRO industries. He is based in PPD’s GMP lab facility in Middleton, Wis.

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Quest Diagnostics

Douglas Lowy named acting director of the National Cancer Institute

Friday, April 3, 2015 10:12 AM

Douglas Lowy, M.D., has been named the National Cancer Institute’s acting director. NCI is one of the 27 institutes and centers that comprise the NIH. Lowy has worked as NCI’s deputy director since July 2010, helping lead NCI’s key scientific initiatives since that time.

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Glenn Kerkhof appointed chairman of the board

Monday, March 30, 2015 11:05 AM

George Clinical, a CRO focused on clinical development in the Asia-Pacific region, has appointed Glenn Kerkhof chairman of its board.

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Vtesse forms scientific advisory board

Friday, March 27, 2015 01:47 PM

Vtesse, a rare disease company focused on developing drugs for Niemann-Pick Disease Type C (NPC) and other severe diseases with great unmet need, has formed its scientific advisory board (SAB). Comprising experts from a range of fields including pediatrics, translational medicine, biomarker research and genetics, the SAB will advise on clinical and regulatory strategy as well as product development for the company's lead candidate, VTS-270.

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PRC Clinical updates management, launches east coast operations

Friday, March 27, 2015 11:54 AM

PRC Clinical, a Silicon-Valley-based CRO, has announced several management and executive appointments effective immediately. Mike Catelani will assume the role of chief financial officer and member of the board of directors. Daniel Head has been appointed to vice president of business operations, and Sue Dowden will assume the position of senior director of clinical operations. Tony Taricco, co-founder and current chief operations officer, has been appointed president and chairman of the board of directors.

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Forbes names Quintiles one of America’s best employers

Thursday, March 26, 2015 02:26 PM

Quintiles, a biopharmaceutical services company, has been named to Forbes magazine’s first-ever America’s Best Employers list as rated by more than 20,000 independent survey responses. 

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Parkinson's Disease Foundation expands scientific leadership

Thursday, March 19, 2015 01:31 PM

The Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) has expanded its scientific advisory board to guide the organization toward its goals of solving, treating and ending Parkinson's disease.

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Moderna appoints Tal Zaks as chief medical officer

Thursday, March 19, 2015 01:22 PM

Moderna Therapeutics, a developer of messenger RNA (mRNA) Therapeutics across a range of therapeutic applications, has announced that Tal Zaks, M.D., Ph.D., will join Moderna's executive leadership team as chief medical officer.

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Camargo Pharmaceutical names Jason Moore VP global program management

Thursday, March 19, 2015 01:17 PM

Camargo Pharmaceutical Services, a global strategist in the drug development industry specializing in the 505(b)(2) approval pathway, has appointed Jason Moore as vice president of global program management.

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Dr. Anita J. Chawla joins CytRx board of directors

Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:46 PM

CytRx, a biopharmaceutical R&D company specializing in oncology, has appointed Anita J. Chawla, Ph.D., to its board of directors. Chawla brings over 25 years of experience as an economist in the health care industry to CytRx, with a proven track record helping pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and diagnostic companies achieve their product development and commercialization objectives.

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