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Hana Biosciences Appoints Howard Furst To Board Of Directors

December 21, 2009 (FinancialWire) — Hana Biosciences (OTCBB: HNAB), a biopharmaceutical company focused on strengthening the foundation of cancer care, announced the appointment of Howard Furst, M.D., M.B.A., to the company’s board of directors. Dr. Furst has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry and is currently a partner at Deerfield Management.

Dr. Furst joined Deerfield Management in 2007 to work on structured transactions in Deerfield’s Private Design and Special Situations Funds. Prior to joining Deerfield, Dr. Furst served as Portfolio Manager at Magnetar Capital Partners, LLC, to build out the firm’s healthcare team and develop its private and public investment approach.

Before Magnetar, Furst was a principal at Maverick Capital, Ltd., where he founded the firm’s healthcare venture capital efforts. Dr. Furst served as a physician for 7 years after obtaining his M.D., from the New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Furst received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. with honors from the University of Pennsylvania.

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