Changing Biogen

Biogen Idec's new CEO, George Scangos, has a vision to bring new energy and "vitality" to the company and change its culture, says Reuters' Toni Clarke. The former Exelixis CEO wants Biogen to be more flexible — since taking over the company, he has cut costs, focused on priorities in the pipeline, and reorganized the management structure, Clarke says.

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