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Robert  E.  Curry, Ph.D.

Robert E. Curry, Ph.D. has served on our board of directors since February 2002. Since July 2002, Dr. Curry has served as a venture partner at Alliance Technology Ventures, L.P., based in Atlanta, Georgia. From July 2001 to July 2002, Dr. Curry was engaged as a consultant to DLJ Capital Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Credit Suisse First Boston (USA), Inc., or CSFB. He joined the Sprout Group, or Sprout, a submanager of various venture capital funds within the CSFB organization, as a general partner in May 1991. Prior to joining Sprout, Dr. Curry served in various capacities with Merrill Lynch R&D Management and Merrill Lynch Venture Capital from 1984, including as president of both organizations from January 1990 to May 1991. Previously, Dr. Curry was a vice president of Becton, Dickinson and Company, a pharmaceutical company, from May 1980 to July 1984, and General Manager of the Diagnostics Systems Division of Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc., a clinical diagnostic and life sciences research company, from August 1976 to May 1980. He currently is a director of numerous privately-held companies as well as the chairman of the board and a trustee of Keck Graduate Institute, a not-for-profit organization. He is also currently the acting chief executive Officer of SensysMedical, Inc. Dr. Curry received a B.S. from the University of Illinois, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in chemistry from Purdue University.