January 24, 2017: There’s a new candidate to helm the FDA under President Donald Trump. Joseph Gulfo, the former CEO of Mela Sciences is now one of the top candidates for the post. According to Stat News, Gulfo has met with the Trump transition team on at least two occasions.
January 24, 2017: Seattle Genetics said it plans to hire 200 people this year. Last year the company brought on about 100 more staffers. In October 2016, the company announced plans to expand its headquarters with 100,000 square feet of additional space.
January 24, 2017: The end of 2016 brought a new beginning with Merck’s opening of its new Exploratory Science Center (ESC) in Cambridge, a cutting edge facility.
January 24, 2017: Cue Biopharma came out of stealth mode with the announcement of $26M of invested private capital. The investment was led by MDB Capital Group. The company was founded in 2015 with $10M of seed funding.