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Silence Therapeutics appoints independent director from US partner company

He is Dr Steven Romano, the chief scientific officer at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, who has also held senior roles Pfizer and Eli Lilly

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Dr Steven Romano will be a new face around the Silence board table

Silence Therapeutics PLC (LON:SLN) has announced the appointment of an independent director from its new partner, New York-listed specialty pharma group Mallinckrodt (NYSE:MKN).

He is Dr Steven Romano, the chief scientific officer at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, who has also held senior roles Pfizer and Eli Lilly.

“With his executive responsibility for research and development, medical affairs and regulatory affairs functions at Mallinckrodt, Steve brings wealth of experience that is highly relevant to the current stages of development of Silence's assets," said Silence chief executive David Horn Solomon.

Earlier this month Silence agreed a partnership with Mallinckrodt to develop and commercialise gene silencing treatments for serious diseases worth an upfront US$20mln.

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