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Peter Hecht recruits Bayer/Shire vet Andreas Busch for a top R&D post at his $175M biotech spinout

Image: Peter Hecht. IRONWOOD


Peter Hecht has been a busy man.

In the past two weeks he's unveiled a whopping $175 million raise and spun out a fully formed biotech out of Ironwood — Cyclerion Therapeutics — securing a public listing for a company with 140 staffers and a pipeline of drugs presenting 4 catalysts over the course of this year. And now he's built out his top executive team after wooing Bayer/Shire vet Andreas Busch to take the job of chief innovation officer.

Busch will be working alongside CSO Mark Currie.


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