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Scangos named CEO of Biogen Idec

George Scangos, PhD, a member of the UCSF School of Pharmacy Board of Advisors, has been appointed chief executive officer (CEO) of the global biotechnology company Biogen Idec, which is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Zug, Switzerland. The appointment is effective July 15, 2010. Scangos brings to the company more than 25 years of experience in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. He has served, since 1996, as president and CEO of the South San Francisco-based biotechnology company Exelixis, Inc. after leadership roles at Bayer Corporation. Scangos earned his PhD in microbiology from the University of Massachusetts.

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[Biogen Idec Names George Scangos Chief Executive Officer][link defunct as of July 13, 2013]

Conference call and interview session

[Biogen Idec Inc. Names George Scangos Chief Executive Officer (requires registration)][link defunct as of September 24, 2010]

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