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Todd Smith, Tyler Kokjohn, Seymour Froman


Moliris has appointed Todd Smith, Tyler Kokjohn, and Seymour Froman as science and technology advisors. Smith is chairman and CEO of bioinformatics firm Geospiza; Kokjohn is a professor of microbiology at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University in Glendale, Ariz.; and Froman is a senior scientist in the mycobacteriology laboratory at Olive View Medical Center, the tuberculosis research unit of the University of California at Los Angeles. Moliris is developing bacteriophage therapeutic products as alternatives to conventional antibiotics for the treatment of bacterial infections.

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