FREMONT, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vermillion, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRML), a molecular diagnostics company, today announced the appointment of John F. Hamilton to its board of directors. Mr. Hamilton is the former vice president and chief financial officer of Depomed, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company.
"John brings more than 20 years of active board-level engagement on financial, strategic and audit matters to Vermillion. His solid experience working with small to mid-size companies in the healthcare sector is a perfect fit with our business model," said Gail Page, President and CEO of Vermillion. "We are pleased to welcome John to the board, especially at such an exciting time in the company's evolution as we prepare to commercialize several of our diagnostic tests later this year. His financial savvy and analytical approach will prove invaluable to the Company."
Mr. Hamilton began his career in the banking industry and went on to hold senior financial positions at several biopharmaceutical companies including Glyko, Inc. -- now BioMarin Pharmaceuticals -- and Chiron Corporation. He sits on the regional board of directors of the Association of Bioscience Financial Officers and is past-president of the Treasurers Club of San Francisco. Mr. Hamilton received his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and his B.A. in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Hamilton's appointment to Vermillion's board of directors went into
effect on April 9, 2008. Additionally, Mr. Hamilton will serve as chairman
of the Company's audit committee. He will replace Judy Bruner, executive
vice president of administration and chief financial officer of SanDisk
Corporation, who resigned from the board
|SOURCE Vermillion, Inc.|
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