Patrick J. Balthrop, Sr.

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Patrick J. Balthrop, Sr. is President and Chief Executive Officer of Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: LMNX), a biotechnology company based in Austin, Texas, with offices in Toronto, Australia and the Netherlands. Luminex develops, manufactures and markets proprietary biological testing technologies with applications throughout the life-sciences industry.

Mr. Balthrop joined Luminex in May 2004 as President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Luminex, he served as President of Fisher Healthcare, a Fisher Scientific company, since 2002. As President of Fisher Healthcare, Mr. Balthrop led a $1 billion integrated business. Before Fisher, from 1981 until 2002, Mr. Balthrop served in a number of leadership positions at Abbott Laboratories in diagnostics and vascular devices. His career experience has included research and development, commercial operations, manufacturing, international general management and intellectual property management.

Mr. Balthrop holds an MBA from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.S. in Biology from Spring Hill College.

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