Hilleman CEO Moving On, Hands Baton To Ex-Takeda Executive
Hilleman CEO Davinder Gill is leaving the global vaccine R&D organization after eight years at the helm and several mileposts. Incoming CEO Raman Rao takes charge from 1 February.
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After two Indian vaccine makers, Serum Institute of India and Cadila Healthcare joined the fight against COVID-19, Bharat Biotech may follow suit. Others like Hilleman have decided against it for the moment while Panacea Biotech is weighing the pros and cons of developing a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine after a sour experience with H1N1.
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