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Mirna Therapeutics has named Sinil Kim as its chief medical officer.

In this role, Kim will be responsible for the clinical development of Mirna’s phase I cancer drug MRX34, as well as other compounds in the firm’s pipeline, Mirna said.

Kim was most recently a senior director at Pfizer, serving as global clinical lead for two renal cancer drug programs. Before that, he was director of clinical oncology at Bristol-Myers Squibb.

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