Life science professional expands Lucira’s management team
Lucira Health, Inc. (“Lucira Health” or “Lucira”) (NASDAQ: LHDX), a medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of transformative and innovative infectious disease test kits, today announced life science professional Ghazi Kashmolah has joined the company as Chief Quality Officer and Executive Vice President Regulatory Affairs.
“Ghazi is a strong addition to Lucira’s executive leadership team, and we are delighted to have him aboard,” said CEO Erik Engelson.
Ghazi comes to Lucira with more than 30 years experience in quality and regulatory work leading, developing and transforming global quality in the medical device and biotech industries. Most recently, he was Chief Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs, and EH&S Officer at Orchid Orthopedic Solutions. Prior to that, he led quality and regulatory affairs as SVP of QA/RA for DJO Global, VP of QA/RA at OSI Systems, and VP of Global QA/RA at Life Technologies. At Cardinal Health, Ghazi was VP, Global Operations including manufacturing, supply chain, and quality. Ghazi holds BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering, as well as an Executive MBA. He will play a valuable role in expanding the utility and availability of Lucira’s consumer-friendly test.
“I am excited to be joining this dynamic company, particularly during the COVID pandemic. Lucira’s accurate and easy-to-use molecular test has already helped hundreds of thousands of people,” said Kashmolah. “Because this platform technology has the potential to be used to diagnose a variety of infectious diseases, I’m confident its global impact will grow rapidly as we expand its capabilities.”
About Lucira Health
Lucira is a medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of transformative and innovative infectious disease test kits. Lucira’s testing platform produces lab quality molecular testing in a single-use, consumer-friendly, palm-size test kit powered by two AA batteries. Lucira designed its test kits to provide accurate, reliable, and on-the-spot molecular test results anywhere and at any time. The LUCIRA™ CHECK IT COVID-19 Test Kit (OTC) and LUCIRA™ COVID-19 All-In-One Test Kit (Rx) are designed to provide a clinically relevant COVID-19 result within 30 minutes from sample collection. For more information, visit www.lucirahealth.com.
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