People: Amyris Inc (AMRS.OQ)
24 May 2019
Dr. Frank F. C. Kung is Director of the company. Dr. Kung is a founding member of Vivo Capital LLC (“Vivo”), a healthcare focused investment firm founded in 1996 in Palo Alto, California, which is an owner of greater than five percent of the company’s outstanding common stock. Dr. Kung started his career in the biotechnology industry in 1979 when he joined Cetus Corporation. Dr. Kung later co-founded Cetus Immune Corporation in 1981, which was acquired by its parent company in 1983. In 1984 he co-founded Genelabs Technologies, Inc. where he served as Chairman and CEO until 1995. During his tenure in Genelabs, he brought the company public in 1991, and built it to a 175 employee international biotech company with operations in the United States, Belgium, Singapore, Switzerland and Taiwan. Dr. Kung holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in molecular biology and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Kung currently serves on the board of directors of a number of emerging healthcare and biotechnology companies. Dr. Kung’s experience in healthcare and biotechnology and investing in companies enables him to provide the Board and management with guidance regarding the company’s business strategy and access to financial markets.
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