New appointment at Versartis
This article was originally published in Scrip
Versartis (US), an emerging biotechnology company developing therapeutics for metabolic diseases and endocrine disorders, has appointed Paul Westberg senior vice-president of business development. He was most recently vice-president of business development at Bayhill Therapeutics, and has also worked at Collabra Pharma, Deltagen and Genentech. Versartis is planning to initiate its first clinical trial of its lead product candidate VRS-859 in type 2 diabetes in the second half and to have top-line results by the end of the year.