Magda Marquet Joins Board of Advisors of Nonprofit Organization Dedicated to Biotech History

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SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Life Sciences Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to capturing the history, preserving the heritage and sharing the stories of biotechnology, appointed Dr. Magda Marquet to its board of advisors.

Dr. Magda Marquet is co-founder and co-chair of Ajinomoto Althea and co-founder and Director of Althea Dx. In addition, Marquet is co-President and CEO of Alma Life Sciences, a consulting and investment firm and she is on the Board of Directors of Sente and Portable Genomics. She is chair of BIOCOM, co-chair of the advisory board of MD Revolution and a member of the executive committee of the UCSD Moores Cancer Center. She is also a member of the UCSD Biological Sciences Dean Leadership Council. Marquet has thirty years of experience in the biotechnology industry in the United States, Europe and Asia. Prior to starting Althea, she held management positions at Vical Inc., Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Protein Polymer Technologies, Syntro Corporation and Transgene. Marquet was the recipient of the E&Y regional Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2005.

"Magda's perspective and breadth of experience in the global biotech industry is a valuable addition to the board," says Heather Erickson, President and CEO of the Life Sciences Foundation.

"I am delighted and honored to join the Life Sciences Foundation Board of Advisors. It is thrilling to be joining a group of such accomplished leaders in our industry. The role LSF plays in capturing the history of the biotechnology industry and educating the public is truly essential."

The Life Sciences Foundation educates and inspires curious minds with the history and continuing significance of biotechnology. The Foundation is collecting, preserving and sharing firsthand information about the people, organizations and discoveries that define biotechnology and continue to shape the world in which we live.

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