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INTERVIEW: Finding Stars And Staying Independent, Biotech Veteran David Chiswell's Five Year Plan

Executive Summary

David Chiswell has worked tirelessly to build up the British biotech industry for over 30 years. Now, as CEO of Kymab, he is looking to the future of the industry and how to find the stars of the future.

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