Intouch names chief creative officer

Susan Perlbachs has joined Intouch Group as chief creative officer. Previously, she was group creative director at FCB Health. She has also held creative leadership roles at GSW and Grey Healthcare.

Melinta Therapeutics names CEO

Christine Ann Miller has been appointed president and CEO of Melinta, an antibiotics-focused company. Previously, Miller led the global and U.S. product portfolio for Sandoz.

Aslan Pharmaceuticals appoints medical chief

Kenneth Kobayashi has been appointed chief medical officer at Aslan, a clinical stage immunology and oncology company. He previously was senior medical director at Dermira, a subsidiary of Eli Lilly. He has also held roles at Novartis and Leo Pharma.

MeiraGTx names CMO

Robert Zeldin has been appointed chief medical officer at MeiraGTx, a gene therapy company. Previously, Zeldin held CMO roles at Immunovant, Acceleron Pharma and Ablynx NV.

Lyra Therapeutics hires regulatory SVP

Pamela Nelson has joined Lyra Therapeutics as SVP of regulatory affairs. She previously held regulatory positions at Avedro, Alnara Pharmaceuticals, Altus Pharmaceuticals, Alkermes and Genzyme. 

AskBio appoints central nervous system therapeutic lead

Michael Kranda has joined the company as an SVP to lead its central nervous system therapeutic sector and programs. 

AxoProtego names CEO

Daniel Jorgensen has been appointed CEO of AxoProtego Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company focused on peripheral neuropathy.

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