Dr. Royston has also been instrumental in the formation, financing and development of numerous biotechnology companies including Applied Molecular Evolution (acquired by Eli Lilly); Corixa (acquired by GlaxoSmithKline); Dynavax; LigoCyte (acquired by Takeda); Morphotek (acquired by Eisai); Sequana Therapeutics (acquired by Celera); TargeGen (acquired by Sanofi); and Triangle Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Gilead). Dr. Royston currently serves on the Boards of HemaQuest, Biocept Laboratories and is an observer on the Syndax Board. Dr. Royston received his B.A. (1967) and M.D. (1970) degrees from Johns Hopkins University and completed post-doctoral training in internal medicine and medical oncology at Stanford University. From 1990 until 2000, Dr. Royston was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (formerly the San Diego Regional Cancer Center). From 1977 to 1990, he held various positions in academic medicine and cancer center at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine. In 1994, he received the San Diego Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In 1997, President Clinton appointed Dr. Royston to a six-year term on the National Cancer Advisory Board. In 2006, Dr. Royston was inducted into the San Diego Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. In addition to Dr. Royston's background as an oncologist, scientist, pioneer and executive, he is a philanthropist with significant contributions to the arts. He is also the recipient of the Tony Award for Producer of Best Musical, "Jersey Boys," of 2006 and also received a Tony Award nomination for Producer of Best Musical, "Cry-Baby," 2008.
MMR is a leading provider of Personal Health Records ("PHRs"), MyEsafeDepositBox storage solutions and electronic document management and imaging systems for healthcare professionals. In addition to its biotech patents, MMR currently has seven U.S. health information technology (HIT) patents and continuation applications and pending patents covering inventions pertaining to Personal Health Records, Patient Portals and other Electronic Health Record systems. The Company also has HIT patents issued or pending in 12 other countries of commercial interest including Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Mexico, Japan, Canada, Hong Kong, South Korea, Israel, and European nations. The Company's HIT patent portfolio was the subject of a report on Personal Health Records and in particular the value of the Company's U.S. patents (available at http://michaelbass.com/PDF/Patent_Valuation.pdf).
Dr. Royston served as Favrille's first Chairman of the Board of Directors starting in 2000. There were no prior arrangements or understandings between Dr. Royston and any other persons pursuant to which he was elected to serve on MMRGlobal's Board of Directors. Dr. Royston has been a member of MMR's Board of Advisors since 2010, which he will resign from effective immediately.
MMRGlobal, Inc., through its wholly-owned operating subsidiary, MyMedicalRecords, Inc., provides secure and easy-to-use online Personal Health Records ("PHRs") and electronic safe deposit box storage solutions, serving consumers, healthcare professionals, employers, insurance companies, financial institutions, retail pharmacies, and professional organizations and affinity groups. The MyMedicalRecords PHR enables individuals and families to access their medical records and other important documents, such as birth certificates, passports, insurance policies and wills, anytime from anywhere using the Internet. MyMedicalRecords is built on proprietary, patented technologies to allow documents, images and voicemail messages to be transmitted and stored in the system using a variety of methods, including fax, phone, or file upload without relying on any specific electronic medical record platform to populate a user's account. The Company's professional offering, MMRPro, is designed to give physicians' offices an easy and cost-effective solution to digitizing paper-based medical records and sharing them with patients through an integrated patient portal. Through its merger with Favrille, Inc. in January 2009, the Company acquired intellectual property biotech assets that include anti-CD20 antibodies and data and samples from its FavId/Specifid vaccine clinical trials for the treatment of B-Cell Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. To learn more about MMRGlobal, Inc. visit www.mmrglobal.com. View demos and video tutorials of the Company's products and services at www.mmrtheater.com.
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