“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% of American families combined, according to Scientific American. Three years ago, Scientific American reported that the top 20% of U.S. households own more than 84% of the nation’s wealth, while the bottom 40% own only 0.3%. Economists appear to …

World Sepsis Congress: Dads Share Their Daughters’ Battles with Sepsis

By the bioMérieux Connection Editors One way to help prevent sepsis deaths is to raise awareness, about the existence of the condition itself and how to spot signs and symptoms. Some of the biggest advocates of sepsis awareness are survivors or those who have lost a loved one to sepsis. During Session 14 of the …

Season Ending Close Call with Sepsis for MLB Star Proves No One is Impervious to this Deadly Syndrome

By the bioMérieux Connection Editors Leonys Martin, a veteran center fielder, joined the Cleveland Indians from the Detroit Tigers, just prior to the July 31 trade deadline. By all accounts, both Leonys and his new team were delighted; Leonys was looking forward to playoff baseball and the managers at Cleveland—who lead the American League Central—were …