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ProNAi Therapeutics adds five to senior management team

Thursday, October 23, 2014 03:17 PM

ProNAi Therapeutics, a private company dedicated to developing and commercializing a new class of therapies based on its proprietary DNAi platform, has added five seasoned executives to its senior management team.

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aTyr Pharma appoints John C. McKew vice president, research

Thursday, October 23, 2014 01:45 PM

aTyr Pharma, an innovative rare disease therapeutics enterprise, has announced that John C. McKew, Ph.D., has joined the company as vice president, research. McKew brings more than two decades of experience in translational research, including key leadership positions at the NIHWyeth Research and Genetics Institute (prior to its acquisition by Wyeth). McKew will lead aTyr's efforts to expand and translate its novel Physiocrine biology into meaningful therapeutics to treat rare, grave immune-driven disorders.

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Synthetic Biologics fills irritable bowel syndrome Clinical Advisory Board

Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:29 PM

Synthetic Biologics, a biotechnology company developing novel anti-infective biologics and drugs targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, has expanded its Clinical Advisory Board (CAB) created to support development of SYN-010, the company's statin-class candidate intended to reduce the impact of methane producing organisms on constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (C-IBS).

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CytRx appoints Steven A. Kriegsman as chairman of the board

Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:21 PM

CytRx, a biopharmaceutical R&D company specializing in oncology, has appointed Steven A. Kriegsman, president, CEO and a director of the company, as chairman of the board, effective Oct. 15. He replaces Max E. Link, Ph.D., whose unexpected passing was announced on Oct. 7.

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Genspera hires Melanie Thomas as medical advisor

Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:08 PM

GenSpera, a developer of prodrug therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, has hired Melanie Thomas, M.D., MS, as medical advisor.

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CRF Health names Sarah Dixon vice president of human resources

Thursday, October 9, 2014 11:30 AM

CRF Health, a global provider of eCOA solutions for the Life Sciences Industry, has appointed Sarah Dixon the company's vice president of human resources.

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Bristol-Myers Squibb researchers receive a 2014 PhRMA Research and Hope Award

Thursday, October 9, 2014 11:22 AM

Bristol-Myers Squibb scientists have received the 2014 Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Research and Hope Award for Biopharmaceutical Industry Research excellence. This year’s award program honored outstanding individuals and organizations for their commitment and progress in the field of HIV/AIDS research.

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Quest Diagnostics names Franklin R. Cockerill VP, chief laboratory officer

Thursday, October 9, 2014 11:10 AM

Quest Diagnostics, a provider of diagnostic information services, has announced that Franklin R. Cockerill, III, M.D., has joined the company as vice president and chief laboratory officer, effective Oct. 1.

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Formex expands services, adds scientific staff and equipment

Thursday, October 9, 2014 08:27 AM

Formex, a pharmaceutical formulation developer and manufacturer, has expanded both scientific personnel and equipment.

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WIRB-Copernicus Group appoints Lindsay McNair chief medical officer

Friday, October 3, 2014 08:29 AM

WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG), a provider of regulatory and ethical review services and software to support clinical research, has promoted Lindsay McNair, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.B., to chief medical officer.

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