Board of Directors
Peter D. Meldrum was a co-founder and has been a Director of the Company since its inception in May 1991, he has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since November 1991. Prior to joining the Company he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Founders Fund, Inc., a venture capital group. He received a Doctor of Engineering degree (honorary) from the University of Utah in 2009, a Doctor of Science degree (honorary) from Westminster College in 2004, an M.B.A. degree from the University of Utah in 1974, and a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Utah in 1970.
Lawrence C. Best, a Director of the Company since September 2009, joined Boston Scientific Corporation in 1992 and served for 15 years as the Executive Vice President-Finance & Administration and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Boston Scientific, Mr. Best was a partner in the accounting firm of Ernst & Young, where he specialized in serving multinational companies in the high technology and life sciences fields. He served a two-year fellowship at the SEC from 1979 to 1981 and a one-year term as a White House-appointed Presidential Exchange Executive in Washington, D.C. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Haemonetics Corp. and is a founding director of the President's Council at Massachusetts General Hospital. Mr. Best received a B.B.A. degree from Kent State University.
Walter Gilbert, Ph.D., Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, joined the Company as a founding scientist in March 1992. Dr. Gilbert won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1980 for his contributions to the development of DNA sequencing technology. He was a founder of Biogen, Inc. and its Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer from 1981 to 1985, as well as the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard University. He is presently a Managing Director of BioVentures Investors.
Dennis Langer, M.D., J.D. is a Director of the Company as of May 2004. He was previously Senior Vice President in Research and Development at GlaxoSmithKline and has a broad base of experience in innovative R&D companies such as Eli Lilly, Abbott and GD Searle. He is also a Clinical Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Langer has earned a J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard Law School, an M.D. from Georgetown University School of Medicine, and a B.A. in Biology from Columbia University.
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