Two Au­rinia ex­ecs are out — and CRISPR’s op­er­a­tions chief is­n't far be­hind; Bio­gen MS leader jumps to Eli Lil­ly part­ner

Ac­cord­ing to an SEC fil­ing, Au­rinia’s EVP of re­search Robert Huizin­ga and CMO Neil Solomons are both walk­ing away by Hal­loween, and while no ex­pla­na­tions are giv­en, de­tails of their sev­er­ance pack­ages were pro­vid­ed. Huizin­ga had spent the last nine years at Au­rinia af­ter the Isotech­ni­ka merg­er: first as VP, clin­i­cal af­fairs, then as EVP, cor­po­rate de­vel­op­ment be­fore his lat­est pro­mo­tion in 2020. Solomons co-found­ed Au­rinia a decade ago and used to be VP of R&D with Vi­for Phar­ma. The Pe­ter Green­leaf-led Au­rinia just launched its “Get Un­com­fort­able” ad cam­paign, urg­ing lu­pus nephri­tis pa­tients to sched­ule check­ups with their doc­tor.

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