Biogen hires Viehbacher as CEO

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Biogen named Christopher Viehbacher, who previously headed Sanofi, as its new CEO, opening a new chapter for one of the first and most successful biotech companies but one that has struggled since the disastrous launch of Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm., writes STAT. Viehbacher, 62, will take the reins on Monday, succeeding Michel Vounatsos, who announced his impending resignation in May. At Sanofi, Viehbacher was largely responsible for restructuring the drugmaker and deepening the partnership with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. But he was ousted in 2014 after an embarrassing public clash with Sanofi’s board.

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