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Appointments: Eli Lilly, Alexion, Actelion, Polyphor, Constellation, Bone Therapeutics and Allied Minds
This week's roundup includes the announced retirement of Lilly's CFO, high-level appointments by Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Actelion and Constellation, and board elections by Wilson Therapeutics, Bone Therapeutics and Atlantic Healthcare.
Hopes for what would have been the first therapeutic vaccine for pancreatic cancer have been dashed by the Phase III failure of KAEL-GemVax's GV1001, forcing the South Korean firm to reconsider the future strategy for its lead development project.
A telomerase peptide oncovaccine being developed by the South Korean group KAEL-GemVax and already in a major Phase III programme for pancreatic cancer has also shown clinical promise in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
Being part of a large listed group relieves KAEL-GemVax from the constant fundraising headaches typical of its peers, writes Ian Haydock. This article is part of the 2011 Scrip Asia 100.
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