Case | HBS Case Collection | December 2004 (Revised July 2010)

Stan Lapidus: Profile of a Medical Entrepreneur

by Robert F. Higgins, Sophie LaMontagne and Matthew Preble


Describes the career path and insights of Stanley Lapidus, a successful serial entrepreneur in the medical and life sciences industry. Lapidus is the founder of Cytyc Corp. (NASDAQ: CYTC) and EXACT Sciences (NASDAQ: EXAS) and is currently the CEO of his third start-up, Helicos BioSciences. Gives students insight into the skills and experiences that are helpful in building successful medical technology companies.

Keywords: Business Startups; Experience and Expertise; Entrepreneurship; Venture Capital; Managerial Roles; Health Industry;


Higgins, Robert F., Sophie LaMontagne, and Matthew Preble. "Stan Lapidus: Profile of a Medical Entrepreneur." Harvard Business School Case 805-087, December 2004. (Revised July 2010.)