We’ve brought together scientists, engineers, and business professionals – representing decades of experience in the fields of molecular biology and diagnostics – to bring a common mission to life:
We will simplify complex molecular techniques and move them out of highly-skilled labs to non-laboratory settings where they can be used at the point–of-need to solve biological problems.
Democratizing molecular biology.
Our temperature-driven, enzymatic approach to nucleic acid extractions is the first step, enabling rapid sample preparation for downstream analysis. We’re combining these rapid extraction capabilities with the power of microfluidics to develop next-generation point-of-need solutions.
“What I love about our approach is that “anyone” can be a molecular biologist. Our extraction workflows produce high-quality DNA and RNA with minimal effort. No harsh chemicals, no multiple steps, no columns, no beads, no overuse of plastic. Our thermophilic prepGEM enzyme puts fast, efficient sample preparation in the hands of many, where and when it is needed. Our mission is at hand … we are democratizing molecular biology.”LeRoy Blake, Chief Commercial Officer
We’re United by Core Values.
Our customer’s voice is at the center of everything we do.
We respect each team member’s unique abilities to drive our success.
President and Chief Executive OfficerJeff is a global life sciences marketing and business executive possessing strong scientific and technical knowledge in the life sciences industry, developed over 31 years of experience in the Life Sciences and Clinical Diagnostic markets.
Chief Commercial OfficerLeRoy has more than 35 years of sales experience in the bioscience, in vitro diagnostics (IVD) and telecom segments, working for brands such as BDH Chemicals, Beckman Instruments, Beckman Coulter, Hewlett Packard, Agilent, Danaher and Horiba.
Chief Financial OfficerStuart has 30 years experience working within finance and leadership roles. Over the past 20 years he has worked in Biotech, Defense and Technology businesses with significant exposure to international government contracting.
Chief Operations OfficerTom is a highly regarded professional engineer with extensive experience in manufacturing engineering, bringing deep experience launching biopharma and diagnostic products through Jump Start Manufacturing, a contract engineering company he founded in 2006.
Chief Scientific OfficerDavid has over 35 years experience of life science research. His specialties include molecular genetics, microbiology, biotechnology, computational biology and forensic DNA analysis.
Legal CounselGemma has worked extensively on dynamic projects in governmental, academic, and commercial sectors. She has a proven track record in effective contract drafting, commercial management, and negotiation strategy.
VP of Strategy and MarketingKim has spent over 20 years in the molecular diagnostics and life sciences industries, in 4 of the top 10 largest diagnostic companies. She is an expert in infectious disease and an experienced business leader with an impressive record of superior performance.
VP of Corporate and Strategic DevelopmentPeter has spent 20 years as an executive of two growth companies with experience in investor relations and communication and as an attorney with a corporate transactions, representing life science and industry companies.
VP of Global Human ResourcesBrad is a highly experienced human resource leader, successfully leading global HR activities with such brands as Johnson & Johnson, Pentax Medical, AvalonBay, AMB Industries, and The New York Times
VP of OperationsVinny is a global manufacturing and supply chain executive in the pharmaceutical, diagnostics, and research instrumentation industries. His expertise includes engineering and manufacturing technologies, manufacturing engineering, global supply chain, and quality control.
Senior Director of Corporate CommunicationsLianne has broad experience providing strategic communications and marketing expertise in the biotechnology, drug development, higher education, government, and environmental health sectors.
Senior Director of Program ManagementBrian is an accomplished chemical engineer and program manager with strong technical knowledge in the fields of cybersecurity, defense, and biotechnology, including the development of polymers for biomolecule separation and purification.
Senior Director of Research and DevelopmentOrion leads MicroGEM’s research and development, bringing key skills in test rig and prototype design, 3-D modeling, fabrication, and CNC. Orion’s experience as a mechanical engineer includes the development of novel microfluidic devices to simplify bioanalytical techniques.
Senior Product ManagerRob leads product development activities, providing technical expertise to MicroGEM’s science, commercial, and engineering teams in the development and expansion of product offerings across a broad range of research and commercial applications.