Senior R&D exec Sue Dillon jumps ship at J&J, launches mystery biotech startup Aro with Centyrins tech
Two former executive heavyweights at Johnson & Johnson have left the pharma giant to launch a rather stealthy startup called Aro Biotherapeutics – and they are starting out with some drug tech they’re already closely familiar with.
The company’s president and CEO is Sue Dillon, an R&D champion and the ex-global therapeutic area head for immunology in the Janssen Pharmaceuticals unit of J&J. Her co-founder and CSO is Karyn O’Neil, the former venture leader for Centyrex, another J&J unit.
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