Patrick J. Balthrop Sr.


Mr. Balthrop is a Director, having been appointed in 2016. Mr. Balthrop served as president, chief executive officer and director of Luminex Corporation, a life sciences tools and molecular diagnostics company, from 2004 to 2014, during which time the company’s revenues grew eightfold.  Mr. Balthrop also implemented innovative research and development programs which led to the development and subsequent successful commercialization of many new products and oversaw multiple significant acquisitions. Prior to Luminex, Mr. Balthrop served as president of Fisher Healthcare, now a division of Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. from 2002 to 2004. Prior to that, Mr. Balthrop held multiple positions in diagnostics and vascular devices during his more than twenty years at Abbott Laboratories. Mr. Balthrop currently serves as a director at Personalis, Inc., a company harnessing the clinical and scientific value of the human exome and genome, and NextGxDx Inc., healthcare bioinformatics company.  He is the founding principal of Apalachee Ventures, LLC, a venture and investment company focusing on emerging life science companies.  Mr. Balthrop earned his Bachelors degree in Biology from Spring Hill College and a Masters in Business Administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.

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