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Biotech pioneer Christopher Henney has been inducted into the industry’s Hall of Fame, with the announcement made at the annual Biotech CEO Meeting in Laguna Beach, California.

Henney is credited with co-founding Immunex, Dendreon and Icos, three of the most important biotechnology companies to emerge in the Seattle area in the past 30 years He now serves on the boards of Oncothyreon, Anthera Pharmaceuticals and Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals.

A native of England, Henney served as the first head of immunology at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle. He co-founded Immunex in 1981, later going on to work with George Rathmann and Robert Nowinski to start Icos in 1989.

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