Awards & Advancement

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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2015 Discovery Fast Track Challenge winners announced by GSK

Friday, March 4, 2016

GlaxoSmithKline has announced the winners of its third Discovery Fast Track Challenge. The program is sponsored by GSK’s Discovery Partnerships with Academia (DPAc) group to provide an opportunity for academic researchers in Europe and North America to collaborate with GSK and explore novel ideas for potential medicines. Six winning proposals were selected from 378 entries submitted from 21 countries across Europe and North America. The selected proposals cover research related to discovery of potential new treatments for cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, HIV and kidney disease.

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Pete Nicholas to retire at Boston Scientific

Monday, February 29, 2016

Pete M. Nicholas, the company’s co-founder and chairman of its board, will retire from the board of Boston Scientific in May. Nicholas served as Boston Scientific’s chief executive officer and co-chairman of the board since its founding in 1979. In 1995, Pete stepped down as CEO and became its chairman. During his almost 40 years of leadership, the company grew to become a global leader in the field of interventional medicine, improving the lives of patients worldwide.

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Christel Bories fired by Ipsen’s board over strategy disagreement

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Christel Bories, deputy CEO, has left Ipsen. Since her arrival in February 2013, Christel Bories has made a significant contribution to the operational transformation and improved results of Ipsen. Recently, the board of directors and Christel Bories have noted disagreements over the group’s strategy. In accordance with the Afep-Medef corporate governance code, the board of directors has decided to grant the contractually agreed severance package to Christel Bories.

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