GSK Bags Barron As R&D Boss As Vallance Joins UK Government
UK pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline has nabbed a high-profile figure from Google's Calico to head up its research efforts. Barron's oncology pedigree from his time at Roche suggests that cancer is again a core area for GSK.
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