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Holger Reithinger

Holger Reithinger has resigned from Curetis' supervisory board effective April 30. He had been on the board since the company went public in 2015. Reithinger is a general partner at venture capital firm Forbion. Curetis' board now has six members. His replacement has not been named, and the company is "exploring options ... to further evolve" its board composition, Curetis said. 

The Scan

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