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Valeta A Gregg, Ph.D.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc
Vice-President and Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property
Tarrytown, NY, USA


Valeta A. Gregg

BERKELEY, Calif., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioTime, Inc. (Amex: BTX) announced today that Valeta A. Gregg, Ph.D., J.D., has been elected to BioTime's Board of Directors. Dr. Gregg currently serves as Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, Patents, for Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and will be replacing Jeffrey B. Nickel, Ph.D. on BioTime's Board. Dr. Nickel stepped down in order to focus on his new duties as BioTime's Vice President of Business Development and Marketing.

Dr. Gregg's strong background as a top patent attorney in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries brings additional expertise to our Board of Directors," said Judith Segall, Vice President of Operations and member of the Office of the President at BioTime. "While at Fish &Richardson, P.C. in the mid-1990s, Valeta Gregg provided counsel to the Company and was instrumental in the early development of BioTime's patent portfolio. Her wealth of knowledge in patent law and contributions to the Board will be valuable as BioTime develops and commercializes new products."

Since 2002, Dr. Gregg has been employed at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, a Tarrytown, New York based company engaged in the development of pharmaceutical products for the treatment of a number of serious medical conditions, including cancer, diseases of the eye, rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory conditions, allergies, asthma, and obesity. In her capacity at  Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Gregg is responsible for company-wide patent-related activities. Prior to joining Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Gregg was Senior Patent Attorney for Novo Nordisk of North America.

Dr. Gregg received her J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law (1992). She completed her Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the University of Alberta, Edmonton Alberta Canada (1982) and was a Post-Doctorial Fellow at Columbia University (1983-1986). She conducted her undergraduate and graduate studies in Human Nutrition at the University of California at Davis (M.S. 1977; B.S., 1975).

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