“Take Off the Pump Handle”: BioFire CEO Randy Rasmussen on Meeting the New Challenges of Infectious Disease

By John Shultz Randy Rasmussen, CEO of BioFire Diagnostics, delivered the keynote speech at the 2018 bioMérieux “Night at the Museum” event held in Salt Lake City, Utah on July 9th, 2018. In his talk, Randy relates the challenges he has faced in his own career in the fight against infectious disease, while reflecting on …

The Economic Impact of Plague in Walter Scheidel’s Book, “The Great Leveler”

By the bioMérieux Connection Editors The Walton family, founder of Walmart, owns more wealth than 42 percent of American families combined, according to Scientific American. Three years ago, Scientific American reported that the top 20 percent of U.S. households own more than 84 percent of the nation’s wealth, while the bottom 40 percent own only …