On a mini hiring spree, CRO Altasciences nabs ex-Charles River exec

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Canadian CRO Altasciences also added a new chief scientific officer just last month. (Shutterstock)

Just a month ago, Altasciences grabbed CRO veteran Beatrice Setnik, Ph.D., as its new chief scientific officer; now, it’s at it again.

The Canadian biopharma services company said it has hired Lynne LeSauteur, Ph.D., as its vice president of immunochemistry and immunology.

LeSauteur comes out of the Human Health Therapeutics Research Center at the National Research Council of Canada where she helped discover, biomanufacture and characterize new biologics alongside life sciences companies.

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Before this, she served a stint at fellow CRO Charles River Labs, where she established its immunology department.

Marie-Hélène Raigneau, EVP of research services at Altasciences, said: “We are extremely pleased to welcome Lynne to the team at Altasciences. The breadth of her experience in both preclinical and clinical drug development, including her in-depth knowledge of immunotoxicology, immunogenicity, immunoassays, molecular biology, and biomarkers, will continue to enhance scientific guidance to our growing base of small- to mid-size clients.”