Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (Sobi) today announced that Birgitte Volck, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Development and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Sobi, will leave the company to join the rare disease research group at GlaxoSmithKline as Head of R&D Rare Diseases.
Birgitte will work through a six month notice period before leaving Sobi.
“We thank Birgitte for her leadership and dedication which has helped to evolve Sobi’s patient oriented research and development organisation into a highly skilled international team”, said Geoffrey McDonough, President and CEO of Sobi. “Birgitte joined Sobi in 2012 and has been instrumental in advancing Sobi’s late stage development projects and in bringing new treatment options to people with rare diseases.”
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