May 20, 2008

Hatteras Announces Its Scientific Advisory Board

Genentech Founder, Herb Boyer, to Serve as Chair

“We are thrilled with the quality and caliber of the advisors we have recruited to help us build the next generation of successful life science companies,” said Bob Ingram, General Partner of Hatteras Venture Partners. “We are particularly pleased that Herb Boyer has agreed to serve as Chair of our scientific advisory board.”

The Hatteras SAB consists of eight scientists and industry experts from each of the fields of interest to Hatteras and will be chaired by Herb Boyer, Ph.D., one of the founders of Genentech. Dr. Boyer is the co-inventor of recombinant DNA technology, which serves as the basis for all recombinant protein therapeutics. The full Hatteras SAB consists of:

  • Herb Boyer, Ph.D., Co-Founder of Genentech, Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco
  • James Powell, M.D., pathologist, founder of LabCorp and Tripath
  • Charlie Sanders, M.D., cardiologist, former CEO of Glaxo and former Head of Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Lucy Shapiro, Ph.D., Professor of Developmental Biology and Director of the Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine, Stanford University; Co-Founder of Anacor Pharmaceuticals
  • Thomas Mac Mahon, Chairman and former CEO of LabCorp
  • Arnold Levine, Ph.D., Professor of Systems Biology, Institute for Advanced Study, former President and CEO of Rockefeller University
  • Beat Merz, Ph.D., medical device expert, industry and investing veteran, Investment Advisor, Trigon Medical
  • Kazumi Shiosaki, Ph.D., Managing Director, MPM Capital, former SVP of Drug Discovery, Millennium Pharmaceuticals

“I have been truly impressed by the vision and ethics of the Hatteras team,” said Dr. Boyer. “The quality of the science coming from the southeast is impressive, and Hatteras has a tremendous opportunity to translate these innovations into world-class companies with transformational products.”

“Hatteras has a strategic focus on investment opportunities emanating from institutions in the southeast,” said Ken Lee, General Partner of Hatteras Venture Partners. “We wanted to assemble an advisory board of some of the best minds in our industry to ensure that all opportunities are ‘best of breed’ on an international basis.”