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Protein Design Labs said last week that it has named Max Link as chairman of its board. Link has been a director of PDL since 1993, the company noted.

Link — who succeeds former chairman Laurence Jay Korn — is also currently chairman of the board of directors of CytRx, a position he has held since 1997.

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