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Ansa Biotechnologies: Lorna Neilson

Ansa Biotechnologies has appointed Lorna Neilson as its chief business officer. Neilson joins Ansa from Takara Bio USA, where she served as the VP of corporate development. Neilson holds a bachelor's degree in Biology from California State University and a PhD in Molecular Biology from University of Southern California. Neilson will be responsible for shaping Ansa’s commercial business strategy and leading the expansion of its commercial operations and team, the company said.

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