Life Sciences Leader Spotlight
Chief Operating Officer; Vikor Scientific
What is your personal mission?
Be curious. I’ve had a pretty varied set of professional experiences and each one of them shaped my outlook.
What inspires YOU to do your job?
I am inspired by the opportunity to learn something from each person and situation every day and make a difference.
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Founding Brothers by Joseph Ellis
Too many to name!
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Career Aspiration as a Child
I had several, but doctor was probably the one that recurred the most.
“Making your bed will reinforce the fact that little things in life matter. If you can’t do the little things right, you will never do the big things right… If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.” – Admiral William McRaven
I grew up in Georgetown, SC, and now reside in Mt Pleasant.
What is your philosophy on leadership?
Leadership is about empowering those around you to use their skills and grow. It is not about being the smartest person in the room or knowing the answer, but about driving the best outcome leveraging everyone’s unique perspective and background.
Interesting fact about your company
Vikor Scientific is a molecular diagnostic lab focused on improving health outcomes through targeted, rapid pathogen detection. We have approximately 300 employees across the country. Our value proposition is–
- Robust tests focused on a spectrum of infectious disease pathogens
- 24-hour turnaround time for patient results
- Antibiotic resistance gene detection and pharmacy guidance to improve treatment outcomes
Tell us about your role in SC’s Life Sciences Ecosystem…
Doctors order our test when a patient’s symptoms seem more problematic or complicated or they are concerned about an infection being resistant to treatment. Our tests detect more difficult conditions faster and more accurately than a simple culture. Our goal is to lower overall treatment costs and improve patient outcomes.
Tell us what value and benefits your organization is receiving through membership in SCbio…
SCbio gives us exposure to the full spectrum of life science activities across the state.
Being a board member allows us greater networking opportunities with other leaders to explore potential partnerships and collaboration.
What are you focused on in the next year?
Over the next year, we will continue to explore opportunities for new test types that can directly improve patient care.
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