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Jim Wright, Aiping Young

Antisense drug developer Lorus Therapeutics said this week that President and CEO Jim Wright has resigned.
According to the company, Wright will continue to be associated with Lorus as a director and special advisor.
Lorus also announced that Aiping Young has been appointed the firm’s new president and CEO.
Young has held a number of positions at Lorus, including vice president of research and development, CTO, and COO. Most recently, he was vice president of research for Lorus subsidiary GeneSense Technologies.

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