Stanley N. Lapidus
Vice-Chairman and Director
Stanley N. Lapidus has served as our lead Strategic Advisor since June 2020 and as our Vice-Chairman and a member of our Board of Directors since July 2021. Mr. Lapidus is a medical diagnostics pioneer and prominent medical technology advisor who brings more than three decades of experience founding, leading, and advising breakthrough diagnostic companies. He founded and led two noteworthy cancer early detection startup companies, Exact Sciences Corp. (Nasdaq: EXAS) and Cytyc Corp. (Nasdaq: CYTC, acquired by Hologic, Nasdaq: HOLX). Cytyc revolutionized early detection in cervical cancer, preventing countless deaths through its ThinPrep pap test which he invented. Exact Sciences, whose Cologuard test revolutionized early detection in colon cancer, became the fastest growing start-up medical diagnostics company in the history of the industry. Mr. Lapidus serves as Chairman of the boards of directors of Binx Health, a provider of point-of-care diagnostics tests, since January 2018 and Mirvie, a maternal-fetal health diagnostic company, since June 2018. He serves as a member of the boards of directors of Glympse Bio, a biotechnology company which uses bioengineered sensors to track disease activity since September 2018 and he serves on the board of PathAI, an AI-based pathology company, since November 2017. He currently serves as Chairman of Mercy Bioanalytics, a company developing early detection tests for cancer based on exosomes and serves as a director of Droplet Biosciences, a company developing technology for detecting early recurrence of cancer. He has served as an Executive-in-Residence at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus since November 2017, and as a Co-Founding Pillar of Pillar VC since March 2016. Mr. Lapidus previously served as co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of SynapDx, a diagnostic company focused on laboratory tests for autism, from June 2009 to December 2016, and Helicos BioSciences Corp., a DNA sequencing company, from 2003 to 2010. He founded Exact Sciences and served as President & Chief Executive Officer and then Chairman from 1995 to 2006. He founded Cytyc Corp. and served as President from 1987 to 1994. Mr. Lapidus received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Cooper Union in New York City. He served as an instructor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 2002 to 2017, was elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering in 2014 and is an inventor on 37 US patents. The original prototypes of his ThinPrep invention are part of the collection of historically significant objects at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.