Driving Menarini's Future With Decisive Steps
CEO Outlines Strategy And Focus On Oncology
Two years into her tenure as the head of Menarini, Elcin Barker Ergun has already inked two major cancer deals with the acquisition of Stemline and a key licensing pact with Radius Health. The future for the Italian group is bright, she explained to Scrip in an exclusive interview.
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