Al Mann Dies, Leaves Legacy Beyond MannKind
This article was originally published in Scrip
MannKind Corp. founder and recently named chairman emeritus Alfred Mann died on Feb. 25, leaving behind a biomedical legacy that extends far beyond his namesake company.
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