RICHARD P. THOMPSON is the President, Chief Executive Officer and
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Aradigm Corporation. He joined
Aradigm in 1994 after 13 years at LifeScan, a Johnson & Johnson company.
Mr. Thompson co-founded LifeScan as a venture-backed startup in 1981,
originally as Vice President of Operations. After the sale of the
company to Johnson & Johnson in 1986, Mr. Thompson became Vice President
of Sales and Marketing, with the challenge of taking the number one
position in the rapidly growing diabetes blood glucose monitoring
market. He became President of LifeScan in 1991 while building the
company to worldwide leadership in its field. Mr. Thompson is also a
member of the Board at TheraSense, Inc., a new-generation blood glucose
monitoring company. Profile
TWST: Can you start out by giving us an overview of Aradigm, your
history and activities?
Mr. Thompson: Aradigm is a pulmonary drug delivery company. What that