Bonnie Baskin, Ph.D., is the founder and past CEO of Viromed Laboratories, a nationally recognized clinical infectious disease testing laboratory and AppTec, an international provider of regulatory-compliant testing and cGMP manufacturing services for biopharmaceuticals and medical devices. She founded her first company – Viromed Laboratories – in the early 1980s and built it from a small independent virology laboratory into a nationally recognized leader in clinical infectious diseases and industrial biosafety testing. After steering the acquisition of the clinical infectious diseases division of that business by Laboratory Corporation of America in 2001, she reorganized the remaining biotech/medical device service components as the newly formed AppTec and secured venture capital to further grow the company. This allowed for the successful expansion of AppTec’s services into biopharmaceutical manufacturing and in 2008 sold AppTec to WuXi Pharmatech. Baskin serves on a number of private and non-profit boards and is a past president of MNBIO, the Minnesota Biotech Association.