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Sanofi’s Alison Schecter Tapped as Selecta Bio Chief Medical Officer

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Selecta Biosciences (NASDAQ: SELB) has appointed Alison Schecter to serve as chief medical officer. Schecter joins Watertown, MA-based Selecta from Sanofi (NYSE: SNY) where she was global project head in rare diseases. Her experience also includes positions at Baxalta, the Northeast J&J Innovation Center, and the Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research. Lead Selecta drug candidate SEL-212, an experimental biological drug for gout, is currently in mid-stage clinical testing.