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> As head of oncology R&D at GlaxoSmithKline ($GSK), Rafael Amado became a passionate supporter of Adaptimmune's R&D strategy for TCRs, genetically reengineering T cells to attack cancer in a field closely related to CAR-Ts. Amado played a lead role in establishing a major, $350 million-plus partnership with the U.K. biotech last year. Now, with GSK completing its deal to flip its cancer drug portfolio to Novartis ($NVS), Amado has jumped to the biotech as its new chief medical officer. Adrian Rawcliffe has joined Adaptimmune as CFO. Release (PDF)

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