Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel is used to jobs at big organizations like French diagnostics giant bioMerieux. But he has traded that gig in to run Moderna since its inception, intrigued by the idea of steering a startup from the get-go. Afeyan, who shared the stage with Bancel, hopes it’s for the long-haul: “Unfortunately, in our business, CEO usually means current executive officer,” Afeyan said. “It does make a difference because you can think long-term.”
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