Drug development firm BioDelivery Services International has hired Mark Salyer as its executive vice president of sales and marketing.

Salyer most recently worked for Altana Pharma AG as senior vice president, sales and marketing for the U.S. and corporate vice president, global franchise management-respiratory. Before Altana, Salyer worked for 17 years at GlaxoSmithKline.

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