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Biogen Idec using key hire, academic collaborations to restart target discovery
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Revving the engine
Monday, July 2, 2012
After 18 months on the job, EVP of R&D Douglas Williams is
making good on his promise to reignite target discovery efforts at Biogen
Idec Inc., starting with several new hires, including a CSO from Harvard
Medical School, and a series of academic collaborations.
When Williams finished pruning
the pipeline in early 2011, Biogen Idec had eight Phase III programs but none
in Phase II and just five in Phase I (see BioCentury, Aug. 29, 2011).
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