Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Agilis Biotherapeutics expands Commercial, Medical Teams

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Agilis Biotherapeutics, a biotechnology company advancing innovative gene therapy products for the treatment of rare genetic diseases that affect the central nervous system (CNS), has expanded its commercial and medical teams, hiring Markus Peters, Ph.D., as chief commercial officer; Kirsten Gruis, M.D., as chief medical officer; and Anne Marie Conway, M.H.A, R.N., as vice president, Clinical Operations.

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Ironwood Pharmaceuticals adds Amy Schulman to board of directors

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals has announced the appointment of Amy Schulman to its board of directors. Schulman is an accomplished leader and entrepreneur with a proven track record of enabling pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to maximize the value of their brands and realize the potential of their innovations. She currently holds key leadership roles at two biotech companies, serving as chief executive officer and co-founder of Lyndra and executive chair of SQZ Biotech. In addition, she is a venture partner at Polaris Partners, serving on the firm’s life sciences investment team.

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bluebird bio hires Susanna High and Andrew Obenshain

Monday, December 5, 2016

bluebird bio, a clinical-stage company committed to developing potentially transformative gene therapies for severe genetic diseases and T cell-based immunotherapies for cancer, has announced two new appointments as part of the company’s ongoing preparation for commercial readiness. Susanna High was named chief operating officer and Andrew Obenshain was named senior vice president and head of Europe.

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Halloran Consulting Group expands Regulatory and Development Team

Friday, November 4, 2016

Halloran Consulting Group, a national consultancy guiding life science companies to optimize development and performance, has announced the expansion of its regulatory and development team with the hiring of additional, highly specialized consultants, Iva Toudjarska, Ph.D., MBA, as principal consultant, Amanda Ceres, MS, as senior consultant and Keri Siggers, Ph.D., as consultant II. Earlier this year, Michelle Rose, Ph.D., was hired as principal consultant, to further enhance the company’s ability to deliver regulatory strategies and services.

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Alnylam Pharmaceuticals discontinues revusiran development

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, an RNAi therapeutics company, announced that upon the recommendation of the ENDEAVOUR phase III study Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) to suspend dosing, the company has decided to discontinue development of revusiran, an investigational RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutic that was being developed for the treatment of hereditary ATTR amyloidosis with cardiomyopathy (hATTR-CM). This decision was made yesterday evening and has been communicated to investigators, study sites, and regulatory authorities.

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Alnylam opens new European office in Maidenhead, UK

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, an RNAi therapeutics company, has announced the expansion of its global footprint with the opening of a new development and commercial hub in Maidenhead, U.K. In anticipation of substantial growth across Alnylam over the next five years, the office opens with a core clinical development, regulatory affairs and commercial team and space for an additional 100 employees.

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