Senior Vice President, Diagnostics
Eric Button serves as Senior Vice President of Diagnostics at Metabolon, Inc. In this position, Mr. Button has responsibility for all aspects of Metabolon's diagnostics operations. Mr. Button possesses extensive experience in marketing, strategic and business planning, corporate partnering, licensing, R&D management and acquisitions, among other areas, working in both public and privately held companies. Eric brings to Metabolon 20 years of entrepreneurial and leadership skills, as well as experience in all phases of business operations. Most recently, Mr. Button has served as President of GlycoMark, Inc., where he successfullyoversaw the company's GlycoMark joint venture with Toyota and Nippon Kayaku to launch a medical test for diabetes. Previously he was President and CEO of Amplistar, Inc., a company dedicated to pursuing new approaches to cancer diagnostics, and Founder, President and CEO of Innovex Diagnostics/NovaDx, a diagnostics company focused on osteoporosis and arthritis. Earlier in his career he served in various marketing capacities at Hybritech, a subsidiary of Eli Lilly, where he led the business group responsible for the PSA prostate cancer test. Since 2001 he has been an AdjunctProfessor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and has served as guest lecturer on entrepreneurship and marketing to MBA students at Wake Forest University. Mr. Button holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, an MS in molecular genetics from the University of British Columbia-Vancouver and a BA in biology from the University ofNorth Carolina-Greensboro, where he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.