publication date: Jan. 11, 2019
In Brief José Baselga heads to AstraZeneca amid organizational changes
José Baselga was appointed to a key role in driving scientific innovation in oncology at AstraZeneca, the company said.
Changes at the British-Swedish company include:
Therapy area-focused research and development units that are responsible for discovery through to late-stage development—one for oncology and one for BioPharmaceuticals (cardiovascular, renal & metabolism and respiratory)–with dynamic resource allocation across the company’s pipeline.
Mirrored commercial units—one for oncology and one for BioPharmaceuticals. The creation of the BioPharmaceuticals commercial unit aligns product strategy and commercial delivery across CVRM and respiratory.
The research and development units and the commercial units will each be represented on the senior executive team of AstraZeneca and report to CEO Pascal Soriot.
The units will also share common basic biology and science platforms as well as product supply, manufacturing and IT infrastructure to improve efficiency, the company said. These resources will continue to be allocated on a company-wide basis according to the overall therapy area considerations and strategy, the company said.
The research and development unit for oncology will be led by Baselga, who resigned from MSKCC position after revelations that he had failed to disclose conflicts of interest in his talks and publications (The Cancer Letter, Sept. 14, 2018). Recently, Baselga was asked … Continue reading José Baselga heads to AstraZeneca amid organizational changes
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