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Burrill & Company CEO and Genzyme Executive Join BVGH Board of Directors
Date:10/11/2010

f the Board of various not-for-profit organizations including Bay Area Science Infrastructure Consortium (BASIC), The Kellogg Center for Biotechnology, the MIT Center for Biomedical Innovation, the National Health Museum, BioAg Gateway - City of Madison, University of Wisconsin College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, and the Scientific American Board of Advisors.

Geraghty is Senior Vice President of Genzyme Corporation and has played a leading role at the biotechnology company for over a decade.  He was President of Genzyme Europe from 1998-2002 and General Manager of Genzyme's cardiovascular business from 2003-2007.  He oversees Genzyme's strategic initiatives in emerging markets and has led many of the Company's largest transactions.  

Geraghty also oversees Genzyme's Humanitarian Assistance for Neglected Diseases program, under which Genzyme helps develop innovative therapeutic programs on a non-commercial basis. He has structured Genzyme's partnerships with Medicines for Malaria Venture, Brazil's Oswaldo Cruz Institute, and India's International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. He served as Co-Chair of the Executive Committee for BIO 2007 and was a Steering Committee member of BVGH'S 2010 Partnering for Global Health Forum.  In addition to his membership on BVGH's Board, he serves as a Director of GTC Biotherapeutics (formerly Genzyme Transgenics Corporation), where he was Chairman and President and CEO, and of Bluebird Bio.

"Adding Steve Burrill and Jim Geraghty to our Board of Directors brings additional industrial and investor expertise to BVGH," says Melinda Moree, Chief Executive Officer of BVGH. "At a time when there is considerable activity in global health, it is critical that work aimed at incentivizing companies to work on new drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics for people in poor countries be grounded in the realities of companies and the investment community."

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