Sanofi Vaccines Chief Loew To Be Ipsen CEO
Eyebrows Raised At Timing
Sanofi Pasteur head David Loew has been at the heart of the company's bids to develop vaccines for COVID-19 but has decided to accept a different challenge instead and take the helm at Ipsen.
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Ipsen is to restart a global Phase III study of palovarotene in an ultra-rare bone disorder after additional analyses of interim data, but a partial clinical hold of the compound's use in patients aged under 14 years of age remains in place.