Take­da on­col­o­gy vet drills down the 'ba­sic­s' at cell ther­a­py start­up; Sarep­ta pro­motes new R&D chief

Kathryn Cor­zo — an on­col­o­gy vet­er­an and the pro­gram head be­hind Sanofi’s mul­ti­ple myelo­ma mon­o­clon­al an­ti­body isat­ux­imab — is now in the C-suite.

The newest mem­ber at cell ther­a­py play­er bit.bio as their COO, the long­time drug de­vel­op­er left Take­da (where she served, in turn, as the head of on­col­o­gy cell ther­a­py and then a part­ner in its ven­ture arm) to join the small biotech. For Cor­zo, bit.bio pre­sent­ed a unique op­por­tu­ni­ty to try and solve is­sues that had been plagu­ing cell ther­a­py — and one of the three rea­sons why she left Take­da.

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