PhD Plus Spring 2016 Lunch & Learn Seminar #2: Core Team Recruitment and Management

Feb 19

Friday, February 19, 2016

11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium Side B


Richard West

PhD Plus is excited to announce a lunch and learn workshop to discuss how to build a solid foundation from recruitment to traditional growth patterns, non-traditional financing, and how to develop successful management skills. Richard West has helped found 4 life-science start-up companies. Currently, he is the co-founder and CEO of Baebies Inc., a company aiming to expand newborn screening for more conditions and to developing countries. In 2013, Mr. West and his team sold Advanced Liquid Logic to Illumina for $96M; the company was a Duke spinout that developed lab-on-a-chip technology and products for research tools and diagnostic markets. Prior to Advanced Liquid Logic, Mr. West was founder and CEO of TriVirix, a venture-funded medical equipment contract manufacturer that he and his team grew to over 500 employees, and founder and CEO of Adigy, a medical wireless company. ( Mr. West has an engineering degree from Duke, an MBA, and over 15 years of experience as a health-tech CEO.