Merck vet Michael Rosenblatt joins R&D exodus to the startup world
Merck Chief Medical Officer Michael Rosenblatt recently caused quite a stir when he suggested that a lot of academic research work in the drug field is a mess, urging that investigators be forced to return at least some of their funding if industry scientists can’t reproduce their work.
And now, Rosenblatt will get to explain his position on a face-to-face basis.
Cambridge, MA-based Flagship Ventures, which has been soaking up academic research in its quest to start up a string of new biotechs, has named Rosenblatt as its very first CMO. And he’s been tapped to play a leading role in spawning a new wave of upstarts at Flagship.
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