Please login to the form below

Not currently logged in
Email:
Password:

Therachon strengthens management team

Dr Hans Schikan, Dr Richard Porter and Dr Jeffrey Stavenhagen join

Therachon Dr Richard PorterBasel, Switzerland-based biotech Therachon has appointed Dr Richard Porter and Dr Jeffrey Stavenhagen to its management team, while Dr Hans Schikan joins the board of directors.

Dr Porter (pictured right) becomes chief operating officer at the rare genetic diseases specialist, brings over two decades of industry experience across multiple therapeutic areas.

Most recently, he was global head of operations management for neuroscience ophthalmology and rare diseases at Roche, and previously served as product general manager in the emerging business unit at Shire.

Therachon Dr Jeffrey StavenhagenDr Stavenhagen (pictured left) has been appointed as vice president of biology, bringing 20 years of scientific leadership expertise in emerging technology platforms for novel biologics.

He most recently served as a senior director at Lundbeck, leading the Danish firm's global biologics programme to treat CNS diseases, and before this held senior roles at Amplimmune and MacroGenics.

Meanwhile, Dr Schikan (pictured below right) joins Therachon's board as a non-executive director.

Therachon Dr Hans SchikanHe currently serves as chairman of Asceneuron, Complix and InteRNA, and as a non-executive director at Hansa Medical, Sobi, Wilson Therapeutics and Dutch Top Sector Life Sciences and Health.

Prior to this, Dr Schikan was chief executive of Prosensa, and held senior strategic and commercial positions at Genzyme and Organon.

Dr Luca Santarelli, Therachon's chief executive officer and director, said: “I am delighted to have Drs Schikan, Porter and Stavenhagen join our team.

“The addition of these three tenured biopharmaceutical executives extends and deepens our scientific and business expertise.

“With their experience and successful track record, I am confident that we will be able to harness the full therapeutic potential of our drug candidate, TA-46, for children suffering from achondroplasia.”

16th February 2017

From: Research, Sales

Share

Tags

COVID-19 Updates and Daily News

Featured jobs

PMHub

Add my company
Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press publishes over 100 prestigious, highly cited, and authoritative medical journals, many in collaboration with some of the...

Latest intelligence

Working together against COVID-19
Analysing social media conversations to see what HCPs are saying online about the global pandemic...
Vicky Bramham, Managing Director at OPEN Health PR shares tips on media relations during COVID-19
Vicky speaks with freelance health journalist Jacqui Thornton who gives her expert view on how best to approach media relations during this unprecedented time....
Are biobetters a market access opportunity?
Biobetters are biologics that have been improved compared to the marketed originator, for example in efficacy, safety, tolerability or dosing regimen....

Infographics