Biodesix, Inc. (Nasdaq: BDSX), a leading data-driven diagnostic solutions company with a focus in lung disease, today announced the appointment of Lawrence (Lair) T. Kennedy, Jr. to the Company’s Board of Directors (Board) and Audit Committee of the Board effective January 3, 2023. Mr. Kennedy brings to Biodesix more than 20 years of broad operating, corporate finance, company creation and investment experience with a specific focus in the healthcare industry.
“We are delighted to welcome Lair to Biodesix’s Board of Directors,” said Scott Hutton, Chief Executive Officer of Biodesix. “He brings a wealth of business experience with a strong background in healthcare and diagnostics. We look forward to working with Lair and believe his guidance and input will strengthen our board as we advance our mission and goal of becoming a leading data-driven diagnostic solutions company, working to unite biopharma, physicians, and patients to transform the standard of care and improve lung cancer outcomes with personalized diagnostics.”
Mr. Kennedy currently serves as the Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Westwood Management, a private investment and wealth management firm directing a diverse investment portfolio across a range of alternative and traditional asset classes. Prior to his role at Westwood Management, Mr. Kennedy was the co-founder of Health Carousel, a talent management company with a leading portfolio of healthcare staffing and workforce solution businesses. Mr. Kennedy currently serves on the boards of directors of Healthcare for Kids, HC Locum, Revolution 4.0, and Health Carousel. Mr. Kennedy has received a Master of Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University.
Biodesix is a leading data-driven diagnostic solutions company with a focus in lung disease. The Company develops diagnostic tests addressing important clinical questions by combining multi-omics through the power of artificial intelligence. Biodesix offers five Medicare-covered tests for patients with lung diseases. The blood based Nodify Lung® nodule risk assessment testing strategy, consisting of the NodifyXL2® and the Nodify CDT® tests, evaluates the risk of malignancy in pulmonary nodules, enabling physicians to better triage patients to the most appropriate course of action. The blood based IQLung™ strategy for lung cancer patients integrates the GeneStrat® targeted ddPCR™ test, the GeneStrat NGS™ test and the VeriStrat® test to support treatment decisions across all stages of lung cancer with results in an average of 36-72 hours, expediting time to treatment. Biodesix also leverages the proprietary and advanced Diagnostic Cortex® AI (Artificial Intelligence) platform, to collaborate with many of the world’s leading biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to solve complex diagnostic challenges in lung disease. For more information about Biodesix, visit biodesix.com.
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