Blood-Testing Startup Theranos Looks For New Laboratory Director
The company launches the search amid questions about the qualifications of its current lab leader. The New York Times also reports on the need for investing expertise at health care tech firms like Theranos.
The Wall Street Journal:
Theranos Searches For Director To Oversee Laboratory
Diagnostics startup Theranos Inc. is seeking to hire a laboratory director to oversee one of its key facilities amid questions raised in laboratory circles about the qualifications of a physician who now runs the lab. The blood-testing company has been operating its Newark, Calif., lab for the past 10 months under the supervision of Sunil Dhawan, a dermatologist without a degree or board certification in pathology or laboratory science. (Carreyrou, 11/5)
The New York Times:
Why Health Care Start-Ups Like Theranos Need Investing Expertise
The Silicon Valley start-ups that often grab headlines are typically in the Internet and consumer technology world. But there’s another part of start-up land that is also highly active: health-related technology, which includes biotech, health care services and medical devices. (Benner, 11/5)