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Cook Medical appoints new science head for Cook Pharmica division

3rd February 2011

Cook Medical has announced the appointment of Dr E Morrey Atkinson as vice-president of research and development and chief scientific officer for its Cook Pharmica division.

Dr Atkinson joins the biopharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing business unit from Lilly, where he served as head of biotechnology manufacturing sciences and technology at its site in Kinsale, Ireland.

He has accrued more than 20 years of experience in this field and holds expertise on issues such as gene therapies, vaccines, recombinant proteins and antibodies.

In his new role, he will be responsible for setting the scientific direction of the Cook unit's operations.

Tedd Green, president of Cook Pharmica, said: "His broad technical, management and leadership experience will be a great strength to our team and we are proud to welcome him to the Cook organisation."

In December 2010, Cook Medical promoted veteran employee Rusty Burns to the role of vice-president of global logistics and purchasing.ADNFCR-8000103-ID-800384176-ADNFCR

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