Covid-19 roundup: Kate Bingham to lead UK taskforce; Federal judge to Shkreli: You’re not going to save the world, stay in prison
A top biotech venture capitalist has been named to chair a UK government taskforce on developing and equitably distributing a vaccine.
Kate Bingham, managing partner of SV Health Ventures, will lead the taskforce, helping coordinate efforts across industry, academia and government. Those efforts are now backed by £250 million ($303 million) in commitments from the UK government.
As one of five managing partners at SV, Bingham founded the £250 million Dementia Discovery Fund five years ago. She has also at times been a voice for a change in biopharma, in 2016 penning an open letter eventually signed by dozens of scientists and executives pillorying a biotech for hosting a party that used women to woo male clients.
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