Ex-AstraZeneca exec Lisa Anson to lead do-over at Redx; Advaxis shakes up C-suite
→ Redx $REDX has enlisted esteemed British exec Lisa Anson to lead the company’s do-over as its CEO. Having held management roles at AstraZeneca for 20 years — serving as AstraZeneca UK’s president for the last six — Anson, who’s also the president of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, inspires confidence about turning things around for the battered biotech. If the hopes are high, so are the stakes. Redx saw its shares suspended almost a year ago after the city of Liverpool said it went delinquent on a £2 million loan, and was hit by a safety crisis just last month that forced it to halt a PhI/II trial. Anson, however, is upbeat about the work cut out for her: “The team have impressed me and the company now has a clear focus on some very exciting areas of science in both fibrosis and cancer where there are a number of ongoing programs.” When she comes on the job on June 1, executive chairman Iain Ross will revert to a non-executive position.
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