People in the News: Patrick Balthrop, Erik Holmlin, Gene Cartwright, Lynn L'Archeveque | GenomeWeb

Luminex President and CEO Patrick Balthrop has been elected to the Personalized Medicine Coalition's board of directors for a three-year term.

The PMC represents industry, academic, and patient advocacy interests and seeks to advance personalized medicine and to educate policy-makers and the public. Balthrop has headed Luminex since 2004, and he previously was president of Fisher HealthCare.

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