Awards & Advancement

Lexicon expands management

Thursday, November 6, 2014 03:13 PM

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals has announced management additions directed toward the completion of phase III development and commercial preparations for telotristat etiprate in carcinoid syndrome and preparation for phase III initiation and commercial readiness for sotagliflozin (LX4211) in type 1 diabetes.

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CluePoints wins ENTENTE Life Science Investment Forum Award

Thursday, October 30, 2014 01:32 PM

CluePoints, a provider of Centralized Statistical Monitoring (CSM) solutions for clinical trials, has secured an ENTENTE Life Science Investment Forum Award. The award program, which is organized by the ENTENTE project and supported by the European Commission and EuropaBio, recognized CluePoints as one of Belgium's most innovative high technology businesses for its Central Statistical Monitoring (CSM) solution, which employs unique statistical algorithms to determine the quality, accuracy and integrity of clinical trial data.

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ERT named innovation award recipient by Philadelphia Business Journal

Monday, October 27, 2014 01:32 PM

ERT, a global solution provider for high-quality patient safety and efficacy endpoint data collection, has been honored as a 2014 Innovation Award Recipient by the Philadelphia Business Journal. The awards program recognizes the region’s leading companies for their innovations in the fields of healthcare and life sciences.

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Synchrogenix appoints two new global submissions directors

Monday, October 27, 2014 01:30 PM

Synchrogenix Information Strategies, a regulatory writing company headquartered in Wilmington, Del., has added two new global submissions directors: Kelley Hill and Aaron Bernstein.

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Cubist Pharmaceuticals names Robert J. Perez CEO

Thursday, October 23, 2014 03:47 PM

Cubist Pharmaceuticals has selected Robert J. Perez as the company's CEO, effective January, 2015. Perez, who currently is Cubist's president and chief operating officer, will succeed Michael W. Bonney who is retiring from his current role as CEO on Dec. 31, and will become non-executive chair of Cubist's board of directors. Current board chair Kenneth M. Bate will become lead independent director.

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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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