NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Luminex President and CEO Patrick Balthrop has retired, the firm announced this week. His retirement is effective immediately, as is his retirement from the firm's board of directors. He has been succeeded as president and CEO by Nachum Shamir, who is expected to be invited to join Luminex's board of directors.

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