Tim Leach started out as a physician, but he’s far from his tongue-depressor days. Hired to the newly created position of vice president of clinical and medical affairs at Genome Therapeutics, he’ll be providing guidance as the company shifts its sights from the pure genomics arena to biopharmaceuticals. That long-discussed shift was given a boost with the Ramoplanin project, a lead antibiotic candidate in-licensed from Biosearch Italia, which Leach will oversee.

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