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Former GSK exec joins PureTech Health

Dr Atul Pande becomes chief medical officer

PureTech Health Dr Atul PandeBoston, US-based PureTech Health has appointed Dr Atul Pande as its new chief medical officer, responsible for the firm's pipeline in immune, nervous and gastro-intestinal systems.

Dr Pande was formerly senior vice president and head of neuroscience at GlaxoSmithKline, where he also served as a senior advisor in its R&D division.

Prior to this, he was chief medical officer at Cenerx Biopharma and brings further R&D leadership experience from Pfizer, where he served as vice president for neurosciences.

Dr Pande currently serves on the board of directors for Karuna Pharmaceuticals - part of PureTech Health - as well as Axovant Sciences, Autifony Therapeutics, and Cennerv Pharma's scientific advisory board.

Daphne Zohar, chief executive officer of PureTech Health, said: “We are excited to work more closely with Atul and to have access to his drug development expertise across PureTech Health's pipeline.

“Atul is a seasoned drug development veteran who will help to shepherd our advancing pipeline through mid- and late-stage clinical trials while ensuring that synergies are leveraged across our platforms.”

27th February 2017

From: Research

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