WAINAMICS TEAM

 

Our team has the experience to deliver consumable fluidic cartridges with a validated assay to meet your performance and cost goals. Our work in engineering design, prototype testing, and system architecture is integrated with assay performance optimization throughout the project to minimize development risks and ensure project success.

EXPERT CONSULTANTS

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Ming Tan
Ph.D. Chemistry, California Institute of Technology

20 years of experience in bio-sensors, lab-on-a-chip technology, and disposable microfluidic cartridge product development.

In life science companies, cutting-edge technologies often linger in the research phase for extended periods of time. Transitioning from research to product development is one of the most difficult challenges confronting innovators in our field. My extensive hands-on experience in multiple project areas has allowed me to work side-by-side with these innovators to integrate microfluidic consumables with instrumentation to enable faster successful product development.

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Jonathan Diver
Ph.D. Microbiology, University of Birmingham, U.K.

25+ years of experience in molecular assay development, validation and commercialization in high-growth start-ups and larger, established organizations including Nanogen, Genoptix/Novartis and Siemens Healthineers.

My expertise in molecular and protein-based diagnostic test development includes development of reagents, hardware and consumables for technologies including qPCR, NGS, RNA expression and multiplexed qIHC. I bring applications experience in multiple disease areas including oncology, infectious diseases and neurodegenerative disorders. At Wainamics I manage customer programs and matrixed teams supporting system design, integration and product development.

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Roger McIntosh
B.S. Biological Sciences, Stanford University

25 years of experience developing lab instrumentation for life sciences, instrument control software, and systems engineering.

Robust systems that integrate disposable cartridges, fluidic control instrumentation and detection at an early stage are critical to rapid successful product development. My experience in developing microfluidic systems for biotechnology applications allows me to rapidly design and build highly customized and flexible systems that provide seamless automated bioassay testing on fluidic cartridges for rapid assay optimization and validation experiments.

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Hrair Kirakossian
Ph.D. Biochemistry, University of Yerevan, Armenia

30 years of experience in assay development and formulation. Deep expertise in ELISA assay formulation, LOCI luminescent immunoassay, coagulation assay development, and CTC cell analysis.

A deep understanding of surface chemistry, biochemistry, and biophysics is essential for the development of simple, innovative solutions to complex biological problems. My expertise in biochemistry, immunoassay formulation, and surface chemistry allows me to integrate complex bioassays into consumable microfluidic cartridges.

SENIOR FLUIDIC ENGINEER

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Arturo M. Escajeda
B.A. Neurobiology, Boston University 

8 years of experience with microfluidic cartridge development, bioassay integration and engineering/manufacturing process-optimization.

Thorough understanding of biological reactions is critical to creating simple, low-cost, disposable cartridges for life-science research and point-of-care applications. The combination of my neurobiology training together with my experience in both microfluidic rapid prototyping and design for manufacturing, allows me to provide elegant working cartridges to our customers.

FLUIDIC ENGINEERS

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Amanda Giacobbe
M.S. Biomedical Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

3 years of experience in bioengineering mechanical design, software development, and rapid prototyping.

Electromechanical system design is important for the integration of microfluidic cartridges with fluidic control instrumentation. My multidisciplinary background in mechanical and electrical system design allows me to develop intuitive solutions to microfluidic processes and analyses.

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Krish Nayar
B.S. Bioengineering, Minor in Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

1 year of experience in mechanical and experimental design for microfluidic applications.

The importance of mechanical design cannot be understated in product development. My experience with designing for manufacturing and designing tests for novel mechanical devices allows me to ensure innovative yet practical solutions for our customers.

ASSAY SCIENTIST

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Huyen Tran
M.S. Bioengineering, Santa Clara University

6 years of experience in assay verification and optimization on microfluidic cartridges.

Assay performance is the most important design consideration in a consumable device. Understanding the impact of a microfluidic cartridge design on assay accuracy and repeatability is one of the most time-consuming, yet essential, parts of early-stage product development. My expertise in surface coating and bio-assay verification allows me to design critical experiments for cartridge performance tests and to modify assay protocols, enabling simplified cartridge design.