NEW YORK, March 23 – Aurora Biosciences said it has hired William Ettouati, former co-CEO of Geneva Proteomics, as vice president of business development.

Ettouati, who was at the helm of Geneva Proteomics from April to August of last year, will seek to expand Aurora’s business in Europe and develop other strategic alliances, Aurora said. Before his term at GeneProt, Ettouati headed up Ceptyr, a Seattle-based biotech company developing PTP-based therapeutics. 

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