Dr. Jerome Adams, Former U.S. Surgeon General, Joins Lumos Diagnostics as a Strategic Healthcare Adviser

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Lumos Diagnostics (ASX:LDX), a leader in rapid point-of-care (POC) diagnostic technologies, announced that Jerome Adams, MD, MPH, will serve as a Strategic Healthcare Adviser to Lumos and will be appointed to the Company’s Medical Advisory Board. From 2017 to 2021, Dr. Adams served as the 20th Surgeon General of the United States. 

As the immediate former U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Adams brings a real-world public health perspective to the ongoing impact of global issues such as antimicrobial resistance and COVID-19. Utilizing his robust knowledge of public health, public policy and health equity, Dr. Adams will advise Lumos on the effective deployment of its POC diagnostic technologies, beginning with the launch of the FebriDx® test in approved markets. FebriDx is a novel fingerstick blood test that can differentiate if a person has a bacterial or viral infection, which often have overlapping signs and symptoms, within 10 minutes. The patented, dual biomarker FebriDx test is approved for sale in Europe, the UK, Canada and Australia and is currently under review for sale in the U.S.

“The pressing health challenges of the last 18 months have highlighted the importance of diagnostic testing as one of the key tools to fight both the current pandemic as well as the looming pandemic of antimicrobial resistance,” said Jerome Adams, MD, MPH. “We need to get ahead of these problems with a truly accessible outpatient solution. By measuring a patient’s immune system response in addition to assessing symptoms, clinicians can quickly determine if the patient has a bacterial infection requiring antibiotics, a viral infection that may benefit from additional confirmatory testing, or no infection that allows a safe return to school or work – all while reducing unnecessary antibiotics.”

For more information on Lumos Diagnostics, visit lumosdiagnostics.com, and for more information on FebriDx, visit febridx.com

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