UK VC appoints partner

Keen is the co-founder of Merlin Biosciences, where he was UK managing director until early 2003. More recently he was chief financial officer of Arakis where he led a refinancing and successful £106m trade sale, having been responsible at Merlin in 2000 for the original seed investment. Before joining Merlin, he gained 12 years experience in the healthcare and biotechnology industries with Agricultural Genetics, Cambridge Life Sciences and Chiroscience.