IDEC Pharmaceuticals

Tocagen appoints Wood VP, regulatory affairs and quality assurance

Friday, February 19, 2016

Tocagen, a clinical-stage, cancer-selective gene therapy company, has named John Wood vice president of regulatory affairs and quality assurance. Wood holds more than 20 years of regulatory affairs experience focusing on first-in-class drugs for diseases with high unmet need. While at IDEC Pharmaceuticals, he played a leading role, in close collaboration with Genentech, in the first regulatory approval of RITUXAN for the treatment of immune system B-cell malignancies.

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Halozyme taps Labarre as chief scientific officer

Monday, August 31, 2015

Halozyme Therapeutics, a San Diego-based biotechnology company developing novel oncology and drug-delivery therapies, has named Michael J. LaBarre, Ph.D., as chief scientific officer, succeeding Dr. Michael Shepard, who was appointed a Research Fellow for the company. The move broadens LaBarre’s responsibilities to include R&D of early pipeline assets, in addition to his role managing product development and ENHANZE platform partnerships.

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