Paul Burton, incoming Moderna CMO (J&J/file photo)

Look­ing be­yond the pan­dem­ic, Mod­er­na ap­points J&J vet­er­an Paul Bur­ton as new CMO

Mod­er­na is turn­ing to one of its Covid-19 vac­cine com­peti­tors to fill its open CMO slot, but this time, it’s not the vac­cine ex­pe­ri­ence they’re af­ter.

Paul Bur­ton, who’s spent 16 years at J&J, most re­cent­ly as chief glob­al med­ical af­fairs of­fi­cer of Janssen, will take over as Mod­er­na CMO on Ju­ly 6.

With an eye to­ward a fu­ture be­yond the pan­dem­ic, the mR­NA biotech went with Bur­ton, who earned his MD and PhD de­grees in Lon­don, as he of­fers ex­pe­ri­ence on a range of ther­a­peu­tic ar­eas, as well as work as a car­dio­tho­racic sur­geon and lead­ing tech projects with Ap­ple.

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