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  • Industry
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Non-Specific
  • Alias(es)
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • Europe
      • Western Europe
        • UK
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Onxeo SA
  • Senior Management
  • Birgit Stattin-Norinder, CEO
    David Knowles, CFO
    Nicholas La Thangue, CSO
    Sarah Eccles, PhD, Head, Bus. Dev.
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