Merck KGaA names new head of biosimilars unit
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Darmstadt, Germany-headquartered Merck KGaA has named Boehringer Ingelheim's former head of biopharmaceuticals, Simon Sturge, head of its biosimilars unit – effective 1 March 2014. Mr Sturge will be based at the unit in Canton de Vaud, Switzerland and will report to Stefan Oschmann, a member of Merck's executive board responsible for the company's pharmaceutical businesses. Prior to Boehringer Ingelheim Mr Sturge was CEO of Dutch biotech-company OctoPlus.