Ipsen appoints Dr. Alexandre Lebeaut as EVP, R&D, and chief scientific officer

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Ipsen announced the appointment of Dr. Alexandre Lebeaut as executive vice president, R&D, and chief scientific officer, effective immediately. Dr. Lebeaut will report directly to David Meek, CEO of Ipsen, and serve on the executive leadership team. Dr. Lebeaut joined Ipsen in 2013 as senior vice president, chief development officer, Global Drug Development and was appointed interim head of R&D in December 2016.

[Read More]

David Meek appointed Ipsen’s chief executive officer

Monday, July 11, 2016

The board of directors of Ipsen appointed David Meek as chief executive officer, effective July 18, 2016. On this date, Marc de Garidel will assume the role of non-executive chairman and will continue to serve the board of directors through his deep industry expertise. In addition, Marc de Garidel will advise Mayroy, the Ipsen controlling holding company.

[Read More]

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.

[Read More]

PeptiDream, Sanofi collaborate

Monday, September 14, 2015

PeptiDream, a public Tokyo-based biopharmaceutical company, has announced a multi-target discovery and optimization collaboration with Sanofi. PeptiDream will use its proprietary Peptide Discovery Platform System (PDPS) technology to generate macrocyclic/constrained peptides against multiple targets of interest selected by Sanofi. Sanofi will have the right to develop and commercialize all therapeutic peptides resulting from the collaboration.

[Read More]

Ipsen opens new Massachusetts R&D center

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Ipsen, a global specialty-driven biotechnological group based in France, has announced the opening of its new R&D center, Ipsen Bioscience, in Cambridge Mass., a U.S. hub for biomedical research and innovation. Ipsen’s strategic decision to invest in the Ipsen Bioscience facility in Cambridge is an important element of the company’s open innovation strategy and its goal of broadening its partnerships with the American biotech, medical and scientific communities.

[Read More]

PeptiDream, Ipsen expand collaboration

Monday, October 7, 2013

PeptiDream, a Tokyo-based pharmaceutical company, and Ipsen, a global specialty-driven pharmaceutical group, have expanded the scope of their April research collaboration and license option agreement to discover, evaluate, potentially develop and launch therapeutic peptides to treat serious medical conditions in areas of therapeutic focus for Ipsen. The existing collaboration, which combines PeptiDream’s proprietary Peptide Discovery Platform System (PDPS) with Ipsen’s experience in peptide drug discovery and pharmaceutical R&D, will now be extended in scope to enable further therapeutic peptide candidates to enter R&D for additional serious endocrinologic disease.

[Read More]