Vir CEO George Scangos, Set To Retire, Reflects On A Long Career In Biotech
Bayer pharmaceuticals executive Marianne De Backer will succeed Scangos at Vir, tasked with advancing several mid-stage programs in areas like hepatitis B and influenza to late-stage development.
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