September 18, 2021

The Escalator: Spark Therapeutics adds business development head – People Moves – MM&M

Spark Therapeutics hires head of business development

Spark Therapeutics has tapped Derek Hicks as head of business development, a role in which he’ll oversee strategy for potential acquisitions, search and evaluation activities, licenses and other partnership arrangements. Prior to arriving at Spark, Derek was VP of corporate development at Pfizer.

Adamas names chief medical officer

Adamis Pharmaceuticals has tapped Dr. Adrian Quartel as chief medical officer. He was most recently global head of medical affairs at BioMarin, a role in which he oversaw six product launches.

Fingerpaint names IT lead

Fingerpaint has hired Tony Jerig to lead its IT team and sit on the company’s operating board. He was previously CIO at e-Cycle and, before that, held information systems roles at InVentiv Health and GSW.

Omniome taps chief product officer

Richard Shen has been appointed chief product officer at Omniome, a DNA sequencing platform developer. He previously held positions at Illumina and Myriad Genetics.

TriSalus Life Sciences appoints chief medical officer

Dr. Steven Katz has been named chief medical officer at TriSalus Life Sciences, an immuno-oncology firm. Two years ago, Dr. Katz became chairman of TriSalus’ Scientific Advisory Board after serving as director of the office of therapeutic development at Roger Williams Medical Center.

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