Mov­ing on from Us­ama Ma­lik's in­sid­er trad­ing im­broglio, Fore re­sets at the top; Take­da spin­out turns to Neu­rana CEO to lead the way

→ The ouster of for­mer Im­munomedics ex­ec Us­ama Ma­lik cre­at­ed a CEO open­ing at Fore Bio­ther­a­peu­tics, which is tak­ing aim at BRAF mu­ta­tions fol­low­ing a re­brand last year. Matthew Ros has now stepped up to the tee box as CEO and a mem­ber of the board af­ter Ma­lik was em­broiled in an in­sid­er trad­ing scan­dal dur­ing his time at Im­munomedics that he chose to ad­dress in a rather cryp­tic LinkedIn post in De­cem­ber. A 17-year Bris­tol My­ers Squibb vet, Ros left Sanofi Gen­zyme in 2016 to be­come COO of Epizyme, where he had since been chief strat­e­gy and busi­ness of­fi­cer. Fore Bio, once known as di­ag­nos­tics com­pa­ny Nov­el­lus­Dx and chaired by for­mer Sanofi ex­ec Di­eter Weinand, is in a Phase I/IIa tri­al with its lead can­di­date FORE8394.

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