Bryant E. Fong
Mr. Fong, who became a director of the Company in May 2012 and is currently a member of the Company’s Governance and Nominations Committee and Chairman of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee, has over 25 years of experience in the life sciences industry. Mr. Fong is a founding Managing Director and General Partner at Biomark Capital Fund, a life sciences private equity firm formed in 2013 (“Biomark Capital”). Prior to Biomark Capital, Mr. Fong was a Managing Director and General Partner of Burrill & Company, where he spent almost 16 years investing in and managing investments in private and public companies in the biotechnology industry. Some of Mr. Fong’s most notable investments include Pharmasset (VRUS), Novadaq Technologies (NVDQ), Galapagos (GLPG), Ceptaris Therapeutics, Ferrokin Biosciences, and WaveTec Vision. Prior to joining Burrill & Company, Mr. Fong held positions as a research scientist with two early stage biotechnology companies located in the San Francisco Bay area. Mr. Fong currently serves on the boards of directors of a number of private life science companies. Mr. Fong earned his B.S. with honors in Molecular and Cell Biology-Biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. He was nominated by Biomark Capital to serve on the Board because of his extensive experience in the biotechnology industry.