Dis­graced at Ver­tex, Ian Smith’s ca­reer im­plo­sion ends with swift ex­ile from biotech boards

Ian Smith’s bio­phar­ma ca­reer went over a cliff on Jan­u­ary 23rd when Ver­tex abrupt­ly fired him for un­ex­plained “per­son­al be­hav­ior” the ex­ec­u­tive crew found un­ac­cept­able. Ex­ile fol­lowed as his board seats quick­ly be­gan to tum­ble af­ter that.

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