Guided Therapeutics, Inc., the maker of the LuViva® Advanced Cervical Scan, a non-invasive device used to detect cervical disease instantly at the point of care, today announced the appointment of Gene Cartwright, 59, as Chief Executive Officer, effective January 6, 2014. Mr. Cartwright replaces Mark L. Faupel, who has transitioned to the role of Chief Scientific Officer.
“Gene has great experience in the diagnostics market both in the development and introduction of new diagnostics technologies as well as extensive successful commercial experience with global businesses,” said Michael James, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Guided Therapeutics. “The company is poised for accelerated growth and we are confident that Gene is the right person to move the company forward.” Gene brings over 30 years of experience working in the IVD diagnostics industry. He joins Guided Therapeutics from Omnyx, LLC, a Joint Venture between GE Healthcare and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where, as CEO for over four years he founded and managed the successful development of products for the field of Digital Pathology.
Prior to his work with Omnyx, LLC, he was President of Molecular Diagnostics for GE Healthcare. Prior to GE, he was Divisional Vice President/General Manager for Abbott Diagnostics’ Molecular Diagnostics business. In his 24 year career at Abbott, he also served as Divisional Vice President for U.S. Marketing for five years.
“I’m very excited to join Guided Therapeutics at this critical stage in the company’s history,” Mr. Cartwright said. “They have introduced their CE Marked LuViva product internationally and I look forward to growing the sales for this important new global product in the cervical cancer diagnostics market. I also will work diligently to achieve FDA approval for LuViva in the U.S. and build on the great work that has been done to date by Mark Faupel and the Guided Therapeutics team.” He received a Masters of Management degree from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and also holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Stanford University and an AB from Dartmouth College.