FFVC announced today the addition of its newest Executive-In-Residence, Richard M. West. West is co-founder and CEO of his fourth life sciences startup, which is focused on newborn screening [www.baebies.com].
In 2013 Rich 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 the research tools and diagnostic markets. Prior to Advanced Liquid Logic Rich 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.
Rich has an engineering degree from Duke, an MBA, and over fifteen years as a health-tech CEO. Rich serves on the Board for the Council for Entrepreneurial Development, is past Board Chairman for TROSA, a non-profit that serves recovering substance abusers, and teaches entrepreneurship at Duke University School of Engineering.