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Santaris makes executive appointments

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Executive Summary

Denmark-based Santaris Pharma has expanded its executive team, appointing Dr Mark Wedel vice-president and chief medical officer and Stuart Mackey vice-president of strategy and chief business officer. Dr Wedel, who will be responsible for global clinical development programmes and therapeutic portfolio management, joins from Isis Pharmaceuticals, where he was senior vice-president of drug development and chief medical officer. Mr Mackey spent the last 10 years at Amgen, where he most recently served as managing director of Amgen Ventures. They will be responsible for driving global business development for Santaris's proprietary RNA-targeted Locked Nucleic Acid drug platform. Both executives will be located at the company's recently established US subsidiary in San Diego, California.

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