Am­gen, Ipsen vet moves up the lad­der with Co­herus' an­ti-PD-1 await­ing PDU­FA; It takes a vil­lage to re­place Frank Clyburn at Mer­ck­'s Hu­man Health busi­ness

Af­ter decades in the bio­phar­ma in­dus­try, Paul Rei­der is now in his first C-suite role as chief com­mer­cial of­fi­cer. While he has been at Co­herus Bio­Sciences since last year, he of­fi­cial­ly start­ed his new job on Jan. 1, and it was pub­licly an­nounced on Tues­day.

The ap­point­ment will place Rei­der right in the thick­et of the biggest is­sues in can­cer drug de­vel­op­ment. Long a play­er in the biosim­i­lar world, Co­herus spent $150 mil­lion last year to li­cense a PD-1 from Shang­hai’s Jun­shi Bio­sciences, join­ing up to three oth­er ma­jor US com­pa­nies that promised to un­der­cut the high-priced mar­ket for PD-1 in­hibitors by bring­ing in Chi­nese drugs and sell­ing them well be­low the price of Keytru­da or Op­di­vo.

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