Bayer VP Alan Westwood to lead antimicrobial firm Matoke Pharma

Former Bayer VP Alan Westwood has taken the reins of British antimicrobial biotech Matoke Pharma … Westwood spent 35 years at Bayer Health Care, becoming its VP of global strategic marketing for anti-infectives. As managing director of Matoke Pharma, he will oversee development of its lead candidate, RO-101, based on the company’s “reactive oxygen” platform …The platform uses naturally occurring compounds and molecules, such as hydrogen peroxide, to kill bacteria by physically disrupting their cell structures and membranes. Such oxygen-containing compounds are also used in the body’s normal wound-healing processes … read more