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William J. Link Ph.D.


William J. Link, Ph.D., age 67. Dr. Link has been a director of the Company since May 2009. He is Managing Director and co-founder of Versant Ventures, a venture capital firm investing in early stage healthcare companies. Prior to co-founding Versant Ventures in 1999, Dr. Link was a general partner at Brentwood Venture Capital. From 1986 to 1997, Dr. Link was founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chiron Vision, which was later sold to Bausch & Lomb, Inc. He also founded and served as President of American Medical Optics, Inc., which was acquired by Allergan, Inc. Dr. Link served as a director of Advanced Medical Optics, Inc., from 2002 to 2009. Before entering the healthcare industry, Dr. Link was an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Link earned his Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.

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