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Georg Casari, Edward Fritsch, Albert Collinson


Cellzome has appointed Georg Casari to the position of vice president for informatics, the Heidelberg, Germany-based company said last week. Casari, a co-founder of Lion Bioscience, served as senior vice president and head of life science research for Lion prior to joining Cellzome. Before helping found Lion, Casari was a staff scientist at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory and the European Bioinformatics Institute, working in the area of high-throughput sequence analysis.


Edward Fritsch has joined Phylos as senior vice president of development, the Lexington, Mass.-based developer of affinity-binding proteins said last week. Fritsch will be responsible for developing biopharmaceuticals based on Phylos’ platform technology, the company said. Prior to joining Phylos, Fritsch spent 19 years at the Genetics Institute, a subsidiary of Wyeth Research, where he served as a senior scientist, vice president of research, vice president of process and product development, and vice president of development management. During his last two years with the Genetics Institute, he was responsible for overall project management of all protein development projects. Separately, Phylos said it has promoted Albert Collinson to senior vice president for business development, from vice president for business development.

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