1169 Heritage Drive
     Pawleys Island, SC 29585
      (843) 235-0719 (H)
(434) 390-7189 (M)

SUMMARY:  Proven, versatile executive with multidiscipline-based experience in establishing and leading organizations in a variety of biomedical markets.


APPLIED IMAGING CORPORATION, (acquired) Santa Clara, CA  1994-1996

Vice President and General Manager

Responsible for founding a new corporate division to develop and commercialize a
revolutionary prenatal genetic blood test.   By 1996, this division employed ~20 people with
an annual budget of approximately $7 million.


ABAXIS, INC., Sunnyvale CA      1992-1994

Vice President, Development

Responsible for directing the development of a portable, point-of-care, clinical analyzer.
Managed a staff of more than 40 (7 Ph.D.) with an annual budget in excess of $6.5 M.


TECHNICON DIVISION (Miles, Inc.) [Now Siemens, USA], Tarrytown, NY  1989-1992

Director of Planning        1991-1992

Director of Marketing      1989-1991 E.I. DuPONT DE NEMOURS & CO.,  MEDICAL PRODUCTS DIVISION   [Now Siemens, USA] Wilmington, DE  1978-1988

Product Manager, Ambulatory Diagnostics     1985-1988

Responsible for the leadership of a cross-functional "product team" in the successful product
development, introduction and support of the Analyst® benchtop chemistry system which
generated $18M revenues in its second full year of commercial sales.

Product Manager, Microbiological Systems     1983-1985
  Manufacturing Process Control Manager     1980-1983
  Assistant Product Manager, 'aca®' Consumables    1979-1980
    Technical Service Biochemist       1978-1979

       •   Conducted successful clinical evaluations of 5 new diagnostic products.
       •   Provided third-tier customer technical support.

       •   Established market-relevant manufacturing specifications.





Director of Clinical Chemistry

BERGEN PINES COUNTY HOSPITAL [Now Bergen Regional Medical Center], Paramus, NJ   1970-1972

Chief Biochemist, Research and Development

US ARMY, Medical Service Corps, Texas & Vietnam    1968-1970


  Doctor of Philosophy,  University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (1969)
  Master of Science,  University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (1967)
  Bachelor of Science,  Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA (1963)


  American Board of Clinical Chemistry (Emeritus)
  State of Florida Clinical Laboratory Director's License (expired)
  American Association of Clinical Chemistry



Risacher, R.L., The Statistics Behind the Headlines:  Do They Mean What They
Say?, Asilomar Mathematics Conference, California Mathematics Council, Monterey,
CA December 1996

P. O'Kelly, A.M. Saunders, S.B. Goldbard, I. Ravkin, J. Ginestet, and R.L. Risacher,
Instrumentation for the Genetic Evaluation of Fetal Cells From Maternal Blood.,
American Society of Human Genetics, Minneapolis, MN, October 1995. (Am. J. Hum.
Gen. suppl., 57:4, A286).

A.M. Saunders, S.B. Goldbard, P.J. Baldwin, M.A. Zarowitz, and R.L. Risacher,
Enrichmant of Fetal Cells From Maternal Blood for Genetic Analysis., American
Society of Human Genetics, Minneapolis, MN, October 1995. (Am. J. Hum. Gen.
suppl., 57:4, A287).

Risacher, R.L., Prenatal Diagnosis Based on Genetic Analysis of Fetal Erythrocytes
Found in the Maternal Circulation,  California Society for Medical Technology Joint
CSCLS/CAMLT Meeting, San Jose, CA , February 1995.

Landau, J. and Risacher, R.L.,  Automation of Immunodiagnostic Testing by the
Technicon IMMUNO 1TM System.  Presented at ATB '90, 6th European Edition of the
Oak Ridge Conference on Advanced Technology for the Clinical Laboratory and
Biotechnology, Milan, Italy, November 1990.  (Biochimica Clinica, suppl. 2;14, 14

E. Eugene Baillie, M.D., James D. Storey, M.D., Mary L. Sass, MT(ASCP), Harold
Grady, Ph.D., Sylvan Sax, Ph.D., John Moore, M.S., and Robert L. Risacher,
Ph.D., Clinical Evaluation of an Automated Column Procedure for the Assay of CK-
MB.  Annual Fall Meeting of The American Society of Clinical Pathologists, Las Vegas,
Nevada, Oct 25-Nov 2, 1979. (Am. J. Clin Path. 73:2,298 (1980))

Risacher, R.L., Clinical Toxicology in Support of the Hospital Emergency
Department, Annual Meeting of Division 3 of the American Society of Medical
Technology, Orlando, Florida, 1976.


Risacher, R.L.,  Modification to the aca® - A Manufacturer's Comment That Can Be
Generalized, Clinical Chemistry, 26:13, 1926 (1981). (Letter to Editor)

Kaplan, M., Register, D., Bierman, A., and Risacher, R.L.,  A non-fatal case of
intentional scopolamine poisoning. Clinical Toxicology, 6:4 (1974).

Risacher, R.L., Investigations of the Oxidative Catabolism of Estrogens, Doctoral
Dissertation at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (1969).

Risacher, R.L., and Gawienowski, A.M., Detection of some 2-hydroxy and 2-methoxy
estrogens and other phenolic compounds by a modified Folin-Ciocalteu test.  The
Analyst 91, 816 (1966).

Flanner, L.T., and Risacher, R.L., Vapor Pressures of solvent and propellant
mixtures. Soap and Chemical Specialties, 40, 108 (1964).


Diplomate, American Board of Clinical Chemistry - Certificate # 365
Clinical Laboratory Director, State of Florida - License # JC0002141


American Association for Clinical Chemistry
California Mathematics Council
Society of Archimedes


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