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April 27, 2010

Biotechnology Heritage Award – 2010  –  Goes to Arthur D. Levinson

The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) and the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) has selected Arthur D. Levinson as the winner of the 2010 Biotechnology Heritage Award. The award will be presented during BIO’s annual international convention, which will be held in Chicago from 3–6 May 2010.

About Arthur D. Levinson
Arthur D. Levinson is chairman of Genentech. Levinson joined Genentech in 1980 as a research scientist. He became vice president of research technology in 1989, vice president of research in 1990, senior vice president of research in 1992, and senior vice president of R&D in 1993. He served as CEO of Genentech from 1995 to 2009. He has been chairman of Genentech since 1999.

Levinson is a director of Apple and of NGM Biopharmaceuticals. He also serves on the Board of Scientific Consultants of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, on the Industrial Advisory Board of the California Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Research, on the Advisory Council for the Princeton University Department of Molecular Biology, on the Advisory Council for the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, and on the Executive Council of TechNet.

Levinson has authored or coauthored more than 80 scientific articles and has been a named inventor on 11 U.S. patents. He has received numerous awards, including the Irvington Institute’s Corporate Leadership Award in Science, the Corporate Leadership Award from the National Breast Cancer Coalition, and Princeton University’s James Madison Medal for a distinguished career in scientific research and in biotechnology.

Business Week named Levinson one of the Best Managers of the Year in 2004 and 2005, and Institutional Investor named him America’s Best CEO in the biotech category four years in a row (2004–2007). In 2008 Levinson was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Levinson received a B.S. in molecular biology from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. in biochemical sciences from Princeton University.

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