Luminex has announced that Patrick Balthrop will serve as the company’s new CEO and president. Balthrop will replace Tom Erickson, who had been serving as the company’s interim CEO and president since Sept. 2002.

Prior to his appointment with Luminex, Balthrop was the president of Fisher Healthcare, a division of Fisher Scientific International. Before that, he worked for more than 20 years with Abbott Laboratories in various leadership positions, Luminex said.

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