Aptuit has announced that Maurizio Denaro has assumed responsibilities as general manager of The Aptuit Center for Discovery & Development in Verona, Italy.
Denaro's career has included corporate and R&D leadership roles at global life science companies in both Europe and the United States, including Bracco Imaging, where he was responsible for the ultrasound business unit, Marion Merrell Dow, OSI Pharmaceuticals, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, and Hoechst Marion Roussel.
After earning a degree in Medicine from the University of Bologna, Italy, Denaro continued his post-doctoral studies in the United States at Stanford Medical School's Department of Genetics and as a senior researcher at the Wallenburg Laboratory, Uppsala University, Sweden. He then became a research associate in Experimental Oncology at the Centro di Riferimento Oncologico in Aviano, Italy. Denaro is credited with the filing of 19 patents and his findings have appeared in 59 publications.