Stan Lapidus: Profile of
a Medical Entrepreneur
Case Study
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Ana Lessa 68080 MEGI
Daniel André 65882 MEIC
Francisco F...
What is it about?
Stan Lapidus
The poor immigrant kid that ended up
revolutionizing cancer detection procedures
Inventor o...
After College...

1975

Elscint

1977

Raytheon

1978

Private
Consulting
Becoming and Entrepreneur
1980 - 1987

Itran Corp.

1987 - 1994
Cytyc Corporation - 1987
Becoming an Entrepreneur

1995 - 2001

2003

2008
What we think about “Stan”
“You have to believe in yourself, but you also have to know your limits.”

“You can always hire...
What we think about “Stan”
Research, networking and passion
“A period of introspection after each professional experience,...
What happened to his companies?
Itran Corp: acquired by Automatix Inc on January 24, 1994. Automatix itself acquired by
Ro...
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Higgins, Robert F., and Sophie LaMontagne. "Stan Lapidus: Profile of a Medical Entrepreneur." Harvard Business School Case 805-087, December 2004. (Revised July 2010.)

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  1. 1. Stan Lapidus: Profile of a Medical Entrepreneur Case Study ● ● ● Ana Lessa 68080 MEGI Daniel André 65882 MEIC Francisco Ferreira 63563 MEIC ● ● ● Paulo Martins 65929 METI António Junior 57699 METI Marco Aurélio 77863 MEGI
  2. 2. What is it about? Stan Lapidus The poor immigrant kid that ended up revolutionizing cancer detection procedures Inventor of Cytyc’s ThinPrep technology Founded / Co-Founded 5 companies
  3. 3. After College... 1975 Elscint 1977 Raytheon 1978 Private Consulting
  4. 4. Becoming and Entrepreneur 1980 - 1987 Itran Corp. 1987 - 1994
  5. 5. Cytyc Corporation - 1987
  6. 6. Becoming an Entrepreneur 1995 - 2001 2003 2008
  7. 7. What we think about “Stan” “You have to believe in yourself, but you also have to know your limits.” “You can always hire good people you’ve if got a good story” Stan Lapidus
  8. 8. What we think about “Stan” Research, networking and passion “A period of introspection after each professional experience, whether it be good or bad, is valuable” “After I left the company, I thought a lot about my experience, especially what I was good at and what I was not good at” “If you have a big market, a clear value proposition, and strong protective barriers like patents and FDA approval, you can do margins like those in the pharmaceutical industry” - Stan Lapidus
  9. 9. What happened to his companies? Itran Corp: acquired by Automatix Inc on January 24, 1994. Automatix itself acquired by Robotics Vision Systems Inc. (RVSI) and RVSI in 2005 acquired by Siemens Energy and Automation; Cytyc : merged with Hologic Corp on May 20, 2007 creating a $10 billion women's healthcare company with over $1 billion in projected annual sales; Exact Sciences Corp: went public in 2001. Total annual revenue of $4.1 million in 2012; Helicos Biosciences: filed for bankruptcy on November 15, 2012; SynapDx: Stan Lapidus is currently the President and CEO. In 2012 raised $32 million in funding rounds and had an estimated sales volume of $620,000.

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