People: Biogen Idec Inc (BIIB.O)
11 Dec 2013
Mr. William D. Young is Independent Chairman of the Board of Biogen Idec Inc., since January 2010. He has also been a venture partner in Clarus Ventures, LLC, a life sciences venture capital firm, since March 2010 and has served at the following Clarus Ventures portfolio companies: as Executive Chairman of NanoString Technologies, Inc., a provider of molecular diagnostics, since February 2010 and as Chairman of TYRX, Inc., a developer of medical devices, since February 2012. From 1999 to August 2009, Mr. Young served as the Chief Executive Officer of Monogram Biosciences, Inc., a provider of molecular diagnostics, and as its Chairman from 1998 to August 2009. From 1980 to 1999, he held several positions at Genentech, Inc., a life sciences company, and served as its Chief Operating Officer from 1997 to 1999. Prior to joining Genentech, Mr. Young was with Eli Lilly & Co., a pharmaceutical company, for 14 years. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1993 for his contributions to biotechnology. Mr. Young is a member of the boards of directors of Theravance, Inc. and BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc., both life sciences companies.
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