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Appointments: Five Prime, Depomed, Gilead, Arix Bioscience and Corbus

This week's roundup includes high-level appointments by Five Prime Therapeutics, Depomed and Gilead Sciences and board appointments by Verseon, Arix Bioscience, and Corbus Pharmaceuticals.

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Spain's Ferrer To Rescue Floundering US Biotech Alexza

US Inhaled CNS drug biotech Alexza looks set to be acquired by Spain’s Ferrer, the licensee of its only marketed product Adasuve outside of the US, in an all-cash offer that includes contingent value rights.

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Ocera promotes Michael Byrnes to CFO

Ocera Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on acute and chronic orphan liver diseases, has promoted Michael Byrnes to chief financial officer. Mr Byrnes has served as vice president, finance at Ocera since June 2014. Prior to joining Ocera, Mr Byrnes held a variety of corporate finance and accounting roles, most recently serving as corporate controller of Maxygen.


Obituary: biotech entrepreneur Zaffaroni dies aged 91

Alejandro Zaffaroni, the biotechnology entrepreneur and Silicon Valley legend who co-founded a number of firms including Alexza, Affymetrix and Alza, has died aged 91 at his home in Atherton, California. The cause was complications of dementia, his assistant Ana Leech confirmed to the New York Times.

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