Amid Regulatory Investigations, Top Theranos Executive Departs Company
Sunny Balwani, Theranos' president and chief operations officer, helped build the startup, which has announced it will replace his position and expand its board.
The New York Times:
Embattled Blood Lab Theranos Makes A Bid To Regain Confidence
In the latest attempt to restore confidence in its business, the embattled Silicon Valley blood-testing company Theranos is replacing its chief operating officer and expanding its board, including the addition of a former senior Amgen executive. Theranos attracted the media spotlight with its claim of revolutionizing the laboratory business, offering simplified blood tests at a fraction of the cost of conventional methods. But the company, once valued at $9 billion, now faces growing skepticism over its technology and is under criminal investigation and intense regulatory scrutiny. (Abelson, 5/11)
The Wall Street Journal:
Theranos Executive Sunny Balwani To Depart Amid Regulatory Probes
A top executive who helped build Theranos Inc. into a major blood-testing laboratory is leaving the company amid regulatory probes of the embattled Silicon Valley firm. The departure of Sunny Balwani as Theranos president and chief operating officer comes amid a broader board reorganization announced by the Palo Alto, Calif., firm. In a release late Wednesday, Theranos said it is expanding its board, adding three members to beef up its scientific and medical expertise. (Carreyrou, 5/11)