WILLIAM C. (BILL) MacARTHUR:
President and Director of R&D, GeneWorks, Inc., which he founded in 1996. Responsible for
intellectual property management and use. He's also a veterinarian, responsible for flock health at GeneWorks,
a biotech company that creates transgenic chickens that secrete human pharmaceuticals into their egg whites.
This technology can dramatically lower the cost barrier to entry for complex protein pharmaceuticals. Protein
pharmaceuticals are made in an array of bioreactors, and the up-front capital cost is in the hundreds of
millions of dollars. GeneWorks can achieve the same result, albeit on a longer time scale, for a small
fraction of that cost.