NEW YORK, Sept. 9 - CuraGen today said it has hired Bayer executive Tim Shannon to be its chief medical officer, a new position at the company.
Shannon, a physician and former senior vice present of global medical development at Bayer, will also be a senior vice president of R&D at CuraGen.
The new position was designed to help streamline CuraGen's move downstream. "We are translating our knowledge of the human genome into meaningful products. ...," CEO Jonathan Rothberg said in a statement. "The addition of Tim to our team increases the probability that we will do this in a timely and systematic fashion."
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