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Laurence R.  McCarthy, Ph.D.

Laurence R. McCarthy, Ph.D., joined our board in 2008. He is a Venture Partner with Ampersand Ventures and President of Scientific Technologies and Solutions, LLC. Dr. McCarthy was President, CEO, Chairman and CTO of Focus Diagnostics and later served as its CTO following the company’s acquisition by Quest Diagnostics. Prior to this, he was President for the U.S. Diagnostics Division of Boehringer Mannheim; Vice President and General Manager and Vice President R&D for Becton Dickinson & Co. Dr. McCarthy’s academic experience includes faculty positions at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and Cornell University School of Medicine, as well as serving as a Laboratory Director at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and at the North Carolina Memorial Hospital. Dr. McCarthy received his Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of New Hampshire and his B.S. in Biology from St. Anselm College.