Awards & Advancement

J. Craig Venter receives 2016 BIO George Washington Carver Award

Friday, March 18, 2016

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) has named Dr. J. Craig Venter as the recipient of its 2016 George Washington Carver Award for innovation in industrial biotechnology. The award honors the legacy of George Washington Carver, who was one of the founding fathers of the chemurgy movement, a branch of applied chemistry focused on manufacturing industrial products from raw agricultural materials. Industrial biotechnology is the modern-day equivalent of Carver’s vision for chemurgy, and the annual award honors an individual for carrying on Carver’s legacy.

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Andrew Witty to retire from GSK in March 2017

Thursday, March 17, 2016

In the publication of its 2015 Annual Report to shareholders, GlaxoSmithKline has announced that Sir Andrew Witty, CEO, has indicated to the board his intention to retire from the company in early 2017. The board has agreed that he will retire on March 31. The board will now conduct a formal search for a successor and will consider internal and external candidates for the role.

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INC Research appoints Judith Ng-Cashin chief scientific officer

Monday, March 14, 2016

INC Research, a, global phase I to IV CRO, has appointed Judith Ng-Cashin, M.D., as chief scientific officer. Dr. Ng-Cashin will lead the integration of the Company’s industry-recognized therapeutic and medical/scientific expertise for phase I to IV clinical trials. She will be responsible for scientific, medical and ethical governance matters, including collaboration with key medical and scientific stakeholders to strengthen INC’s position as a collaborative partner to clinical practice, sponsor and academic organizations.

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Greenphire appoints Wayne Baker chief commercial officer

Monday, March 14, 2016

Greenphire, a global clinical payment solutions provider, has appointed Wayne Baker as chief commercial officer to lead the commercial strategy of the rapidly growing organization worldwide. Wayne brings more than 25 years of global commercial experience in technology and life science industries, most recently serving as the senior vice president and chief sales officer at Advanced Health Media (AHM).

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