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Gijsbertus Pronk

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Private biotechnology company Serenex said this week that it has hired Gijsbertus Pronk as its director of biology.

Pronk formerly was director of research and business development at Atugen, where he managed the company’s North American customer collaborations and supported internal research and development programs, said Serenex.

 

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