With more than 25 years of experience, William Hagstrom stands as a leader in the healthcare industry.
He is currently the chief executive officer of Crescendo Bioscience, a molecular diagnostics laboratory headquartered in South San Francisco, CA. Focusing its chief research on rheumatoid arthritis, Crescendo Bioscience aims to "develop objective molecular tests to provide rheumatologists with deeper clinical insights into biology, to help enable more effective management of patients with autoimmune and inflammatory diseases," according to the company's Web site. Its researchers presented three studies reporting on the "successive refinement of statistical models to associate candidate serum protein biomarkers with the severity of RA disease activity" at the 73rd annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology in October 2009. By demonstrating "superior predictive value of a multi-protein biomarker index as compared to any single measure," the research, as reported on the company's Web site, may lead the way to the development of a commercial assay.
Prior to joining Crescendo Bioscience, he was president of Alpha BioPartners, a strategic consulting firm for early stage biotechnology companies. While at Alpha BioPartners, Hagstrom co-founded Altheus Therapuetics and Biolytx Pharmaceuticals. He also served previously as president and CEO of UroCor, a specialty diagnostic services company focused on urological cancers, which he built from start-up through market launch, product expansion and penetration of more than 35 percent of the U.S. urology market.
His resume also includes managerial positions at some of the largest multinational healthcare companies in the world, such as Becton Dickinson and American Hospital Supply. At Baxter International, he worked as vice president of the company's billion-dollar scientific products division.
Hagstrom received a BS degree in business management from Bob Jones University, in Greenville, SC.
Related Links: http://www.crescendobio.com/
Last Updated: Wed, Feb 3, 2010
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