HDL provides diagnostic testing and services that help physicians improve patient treatment through a personalized health plan. The company's tests provide early detection of risk factors for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and fatty liver disease. HDL also provides health counseling for patients to reduce those risks.
Opened in 2009 with just a handful of employees, HDL has seen phenomenal growth. It now provides testing for physicians and medical practices in 45 states. It employs about 425 people, and is still adding jobs.
Mallory said the company's revenue is projected to reach about $250 million this year.
"I have never seen a company grow as quickly and with the kind of dynamic growth and success that (HDL) has had," said Robert T. Skunda, president and chief executive officer of the park.
Skunda said the company has tapped into a market helping doctors and other health care professionals provide counseling for their patients.
"That is really what HDL is doing," he said. "They are not only providing test results, but they are really an adjunct to the health care provider, helping the physician and patient both monitor and improve their progress."
In November, the company announced plans for a $68.5 million, two-phase expansion in 2012 and 2013 that will demolish two buildings along Jackson and North Fifth streets in the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park undefined BioTech 3 and BioTech 5 undefined and replace them with two six-story buildings. Those buildings will connect with HDL's existing home in the three-story BioTech 8 on North Fifth Street.
And in December, Health Diagnostic Laboratory announced it was giving $2.2 million to the Science Museum of Virginia, marking the largest corporate gift in the museum's history. The gift will fund the development of a major new exhibit gallery called "Improving Grounds."
"It has been crazy fun," said Mallory, 46, who worked for more than 20 years in the laboratory industry before starting HDL. – less–ZoomInfo