Awards & Advancement

Bioclinica hires Kraus, Zaim, Levy assume key roles

Monday, January 23, 2017

Bioclinica, a provider of specialized science and technology-enabled services supporting clinical trials, has announced three executive additions to its global Medical Imaging & Biomarkers leadership team. With global headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey, Bioclinica’s Medical Imaging & Biomarkers business segment is the world clinical trial leader in medical imaging, providing cardiac safety monitoring services, specialized biochemical marker analysis, and clinical lab services in the Bioclinica molecular marker laboratory. Joining Bioclinica are Andrew Kraus, chief operating officer; Souhil Zaim, M.D., head of Global Medical and Science Affairs; and Sara Levy, vice president, Client Services. All three will report to David Herron, president, Medical Imaging & Biomarkers.

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Kathy Bates to be honored at Research!America advocacy awards dinner

Friday, January 20, 2017

Kathy Bates, award-winning actress and Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN) spokesperson, will receive Research!America’s Isadore Rosenfeld Award for Impact on Public Opinion for raising the visibility of lymphedema and lymphatic diseases and advocating tirelessly on behalf of the patient community. The Rosenfeld Award is presented to individuals who have worked to effectively deliver medical or other health-related research advocacy messages to the public.   

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Actinium Dr. Mark Berger as chief medical officer

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Actinium Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative targeted therapies for cancers lacking effective treatment options, announced that Dr. Mark Berger has been appointed chief medical officer effective immediately. Dr. Berger joins Actinium with significant drug development expertise that includes the planning and execution of clinical trials that led to the FDA approval of Mylotarg for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) while at Wyeth Research (now Pfizer), and Tykerb for breast cancer while at GlaxoSmithKline. He also has experience in patient care and lab-based cancer research. Dr. Berger will report to Sandesh Seth, Actinium’s executive chairman.

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Personal Genome Diagnostics adds James Lewis as SVP of Corporate Development

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Personal Genome Diagnostics (PGDx), a provider of advanced cancer genome testing products and services, has announced that James Lewis has joined the company as senior vice president of Corporate Development. Lewis brings broad biopharmaceutical industry experience to the development and execution of PGDx’s growth strategy. He will oversee strategic planning, collaboration initiatives, and fundraising activities aimed at securing the requisite capital to meet short and long range corporate objectives, including launching a planned series B financing in 2017.

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Richard R. Smith joins EMD Serono as SVP and head of US Fertility and Endocrinology

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

EMD Serono, the biopharmaceutical business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, in the U.S. and Canada, has announced that Richard R. Smith joined the company as senior vice president and head of U.S. Fertility and Endocrinology. In this role, Mr. Smith will oversee the Fertility and Endocrinology businesses in the U.S., including the U.S. Fertility Technologies division, which launched its first product last year with Gidget, a hand-held witnessing system for the IVF laboratory that provides visual lab workflow management and support for traceability and audit reporting.

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Chi-Med appoints Paul Carter to board of directors

Monday, January 16, 2017

Hutchison China MediTech (Chi-Med) has announced, effective from February 1, Paul Rutherford Carter has been appointed as senior independent non-executive director and member of the audit committee, Remuneration Committee and Technical Committee of Chi-Med; and Shigeru Endo tendered his resignation as non-executive director and Christopher Nash tendered his resignation as senior independent non-executive director and member of audit committee and remuneration committee effective on the same date.

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Julian Adams joins Vedantra Pharmaceuticals as executive chairman

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Vedantra Pharmaceuticals, an immunotherapy company focused on developing products for cancer and infectious disease, has announced the appointment of Julian Adams, Ph.D., as executive chairman. Dr. Adams, who recently stepped down as president of Research and Development at Infinity Pharmaceuticals, will oversee strategic and operational responsibilities, fund raising and drive R&D program development for the company.

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