People In The News – Tracking The Latest Industry Personnel Moves
Pfizer elects current President and CEO Read chairman of the board; Former FDA Commissioner von Eschenbach joins BioTime board of directors; new leadership at Theraclone Sciences, DVS Sciences and Emerald BioStructures. More personnel announcements in this month’s column.
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