Flagship keeps ex-FDA commish Stephen Hahn busy with another CMO gig; Daphne Koller makes key hire at insitro by welcoming Google and Facebook vet
→ What’s next for Stephen Hahn, you ask? It’s an interim CMO post at Flagship’s YourBio Health, the maker of kits that sidestep the conventional methods of blood collection in favor of push-button devices. Hahn joined Flagship in June as CMO of its Preemptive Medicine and Health Security initiative after a topsy-turvy run as FDA commissioner in the Trump administration. Hahn received his share of flak when he extolled the virtues of convalescent pharma before the emergency use authorizations of the Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines, eventually walking back his comments. Conversely, Hahn received kudos for staying resolute on safety followup from clinical trials. A month after his FDA tenure, Hahn joined the board of directors at Blackfynn.
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