Richard Birkmeyer, Ph.D

President & Chief Executive Officer/Board Member

Dr. Birkmeyer is currently the President & CEO of CD Diagnostics, Inc., an immunoassay development and manufacturing company. Since joining CD Diagnostics in March 2011, Dr. Birkmeyer has completed a Series A financing, signed a corporate partnership deal with a multi-billion dollar orthopaedic company, acquired a CLIA laboratory, and released the company.s first product by the close of 2012.


Keith Kardos, Ph.D.

Vice President, Clinical Research

Keith W. Kardos, Ph.D. has over 15 years of experience managing R&D programs. Dr. Kardos was formerly employed as the Vice President, Research and Development for OraSure Technologies, Inc. Keith.s responsibilities with OraSure included overseeing all phases of new product development from initial feasibility to product launch.


James Stave, Ph.D.

Vice President, Research & Development

James W. Stave, Ph.D., is an experienced, public biotechnology company business executive and expert immunoassay product development scientist. Jim has held positions as CSO, VP of R&D, and Senior Research Fellow, and is responsible for the development of over 30 commercial test products. His fields of expertise include technology commercialization, product development, biotechnology and immunology.

Anne Cavanaugh

Vice President, Operations

Anne Cavanaugh is a successful business person and entrepreneur who co-founded Strategic Diagnostics Inc., a biotechnology company specializing in immunoassay products for agricultural and environmental applications. At SDI, Anne was a key member of a team that raised $20 million in funding from corporate partners and venture capital funds, completed numerous acquisitions, and created a public company (Nasdaq:SDIX).


Connie Viering

Vice President, Manufacturing

Connie has over twenty five years of experience in the field of Biotechnology Operations as Manufacturing Director, Manager, and Scientist in the field of Diagnostics.


Carl Deirmengian, M.D.

Co-Founder, Chief Medical Officer/Board Member

Dr. Deirmengian is a practicing orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in total hip and total knee replacements. He has numerous publications for various research projects throughout his career.