SUMMARY: Proven, versatile
multidiscipline-based experience in establishing and leading
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
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
Product Manager, Ambulatory Diagnostics 1985-1988
Responsible for the leadership of a
"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.
• Conducted successful clinical
evaluations of 5
new diagnostic products.
• Provided third-tier customer technical support.
• Established market-relevant manufacturing specifications.
ORLANDO REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, Orlando, FL 1972-1978
Director of Clinical Chemistry
Chief Biochemist, Research and Development
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)
Board of Clinical Chemistry
State of Florida Clinical Laboratory Director's License (expired)
American Association of Clinical Chemistry
Risacher, R.L., The Statistics Behind
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.
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,
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
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.,
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,
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
- 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
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.,
Pressures of solvent and propellant
mixtures. Soap and Chemical Specialties, 40, 108 (1964).
Diplomate, American Board of Clinical
- Certificate # 365
Clinical Laboratory Director, State of Florida - License # JC0002141
American Association for Clinical Chemistry
California Mathematics Council
Society of Archimedes