SAN FRANCISCO, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Burrill & Company is pleased to announce that Dr. Dirk Lammerts has been appointed as Managing Director, Digital Health. Dr. Lammerts has more than 20 years of professional experience in the healthcare, life sciences, and high-tech industries. Prior to joining Burrill & Company he worked as Vice President Marketing and Corporate Development at XDx, an innovative personalized medicine company, where he was responsible for driving adoption of the company's flagship AlloMap molecular diagnostic test and corporate development activities. He also held positions as Vice President Molecular Diagnostics at Affymetrix and was a senior engagement manager for McKinsey & Company advising clients across a broad spectrum of industries in the U.S., Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Dr. Lammerts holds an MD from Dusseldorf University Medical School and trained in Neurology at the University of Cologne Medical Center.
"We are delighted to have Dirk join us," said G. Steven Burrill, CEO of Burrill & Company. "He has a unique set of skills in technology convergence through innovative use of computer technologies and online, mobile, and interactive media in medicine. These are ideally suited to help us build out our activities in digital health – a sector that is poised for significant growth."
"The digital health world, which has the potential to significantly reduce healthcare costs around the world, is evolving through the convergence of information technology, wireless technology, and the proliferation of mobile devices that will bring about a radical change in how medicine is practiced," added Burrill. "Dirk will be part of a dedicated team to assist in capturing value in this evolving area through investments in leading edge companies."
"Burrill & Company has a long-standing and successful track record of working with entrepreneurs on creating transformative ventures in healthcare and life sciences," said Dr. Lammerts. "Digital and mobile applications, wireless biosensors, and social media integration are providing a platform to fundamentally improve healthcare access and quality worldwide. Redesigning healthcare around people and establishing large networks of engaged patients and consumers will not only improve quality and cost of care and integrate healthcare more closely with prevention and wellness, but will also offer great prospects for building successful businesses. I am very excited about the opportunity to join Steve Burrill and his digital health team to work with the new breed of digital health companies and their leaders."
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