Veracyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: VCYT) announced today that the company’s Chairman and CEO Bonnie Anderson is the recipient of the 2017 Wallace H. Coulter Award for Healthcare Innovation. Dr. Lori Setton, president of the Biomedical Engineering Society BMES, will present the award to Ms. Anderson today at the 2017 BMES Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ. Ms. Anderson will deliver a keynote lecture during a plenary session at the meeting.
The Coulter Award for Healthcare Innovation recognizes excellence and leadership in clinical diagnostic medicine, and honors the lifelong achievements of Mr. Coulter, co-founder of the company that later became Beckman Coulter. A committee comprising representatives from the Coulter Foundation and BMES determine nominations and select an annual winner. Ms. Anderson follows Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar Ishrak, who received the award in 2016.
“This award was created to recognize innovation in medical research and engineering that improves healthcare,” said Kevin Otto, co-chair of the BMES Annual Meeting. “Bonnie Anderson and Veracyte embody this innovative spirit, as well as the leadership and expertise that are necessary to translate innovative ideas into real-world tools that have a meaningful impact on patient outcomes… Continue reading.