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Myriad Genetics CEO is Entrepreneur of the Year

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Peter D. Meldrum, president and chief executive officer of Myriad Genetics Inc., on Monday was named 2002 Entrepreneur of the Year by MountainWest Venture Group.

Meldrum will be the keynote speaker at the 15th annual MWVG awards ceremony Feb. 6 at the Grand Summit Hotel at The Canyons Resort in Park City.

Myriad Genetics, located in the University of Utah's Research Park in Salt Lake City, is a biopharmaceutical company that has developed a broad pipeline of drugs to treat human diseases such as prostate cancer, colon cancer, AIDS and rheumatoid arthritis.

Meldrum was instrumental in the founding of Myriad and has been involved in the founding of several other biotechnology companies, including Pharmadigm Biosciences, Sonic Innovations, Cognetix Inc. and Acacia Biosciences, now Rosetta Inpharmatics.

Prior to joining Myriad in 1992, Meldrum was president and CEO of Founders Fund Inc., a venture capital group, and was a member of the Governor's Council of Science and Technology and chaired the Governor's Advisory Board concerning the regulation of the biotechnology industry in Utah. He was awarded the Governor's Medal for Science and Technology in 1998.

Founded in 1983, MountainWest Venture Group is a nonprofit organization that brings together entrepreneurs, investors and professional service providers.