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Build the first Biologics tools pure play.

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Acquire right. Invest like crazy. Create something UNbelievable.

People

The right group of people can accomplish anything.

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Events

CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS

PepTalk 2018

Jan 8-11, San Diego, CA. Booth 306 & 308. Register.

SLAS 2018

Feb 3-7, San Diego, CA. Booth 1715. Register.

PEGS Boston 2018

Apr 30 - May 4, Boston, MA. Booth 407 & 332. Register.

The Bioprocessing Summit 2018

Aug 13-16, Boston, MA.

PAST WEBINARS

Tech Networks Webinar: See stability in hi-def with Hunky

Nov 2, 2017 Watch recording.

Introducing LEA 9: Design workflows easier than ever before!

Oct 10, 2017 Watch recording.

CHI Webinar: Up Your Game in Protein Quantification with Lunatic - Higher Throughput and Concentrations

Sep 28, 2017 Watch recording.

Get high with Unchained Labs - protein and genomics quantification at higher throughput and concentrations

Sep 12, 2017 Watch recording.

Rip through formulation prep with Grunt and Junior

Sep 7, 2017 Watch recording.

CHI Webinar: Boost biologics formulation screening with Unit and Hunk analysis

Jun 27, 2017 Watch Recording.

GEN Webinar: Win more biologics development battles with early stability analysis

Jun 21, 2017 Watch Recording.

BioProcess Webinar: Exchange your buffer exchange

Jun 14, 2017 Watch recording.

News

Nov 7, 2017

Unchained Labs drifts into Tokyo, opens new office in Japan Read more.

Unchained Labs drifts into Tokyo, opens new office in Japan

November 7, 2017 – Pleasanton, CA – Unchained Labs, the life sciences company that’s all about getting biologics researchers the right tool for the job, announced the opening of its new office in Japan and new London location today.  The new Tokyo office, right in the heart of the city, is Unchained Labs’ 6th office worldwide.

Unchained Labs is headquartered in Pleasanton, California, near Silicon Valley, and has offices and applications labs in Boston, London, Brussels, and Shanghai.

The new Tokyo office will be the home for sales and scientific staff, and has an applications lab ready to go for product demos.  Also, today, the company has opened its new London location, right across the street from Heathrow Airport.  This new office will be used for product development activities and product demos for customers.

“The biologics market is growing like crazy all over the world,” said Tim Harkness, Founder and CEO of Unchained Labs. “The Japanese market is no exception and now’s the time to kick our operations there into gear.”

About Unchained Labs

Here’s the deal. We’re all about helping biologics researchers break free from tools that just don’t cut it. Unleashing problem-tackling products that make a huge difference in the real science they do every day. That’s our mantra, our promise and we own it. We’re located in Pleasanton, CA and can be found online at www.unchainedlabs.com.

Contact:

Taegen Clary
VP of Marketing, Unchained Labs
taegen.clary@unchainedlabs.com
925.587.9806

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Oct 24, 2017

Unchained Labs bulks up the Board, adds Max Carnecchia Read more.

Unchained Labs bulks up the Board, adds Max Carnecchia

October 24, 2017 – Pleasanton, CA – Unchained Labs, the life sciences company that’s all about getting biologics researchers the right tool for the job, announced the appointment of Max Carnecchia to its Board today.

Max is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Illuminate Education, which creates cloud delivered tools for educators that promote student success. Over 7 million K-12 students benefit from the Illuminate Education solutions.

Prior to Illuminate Education, Max was the Chief Executive Officer of BIOVIA-Dassault Systèmes and before that the President and CEO of Accelrys, which Dassault Systèmes acquired in 2014. Max led Accelrys through significant growth and transformation, successfully transitioning the company into the leading global provider of scientific product lifecycle management software and services.

“I am absolutely thrilled to have Max join our Board,” said Tim Harkness, Founder and CEO of Unchained Labs. “Max’s experience running the world’s largest life sciences software company brings a unique perspective to the table.”

About Unchained Labs

Here’s the deal. We’re all about helping biologics researchers break free from tools that just don’t cut it. Unleashing problem-tackling products that make a huge difference in the real science they do every day. That’s our mantra, our promise and we own it. We’re located in Pleasanton, CA and can be found online at www.unchainedlabs.com.

Contact:

Taegen Clary
VP of Marketing, Unchained Labs
taegen.clary@unchainedlabs.com
925.587.9806

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Oct 10, 2017

Unchained Labs brings biologic stability into hi-def, launches Hunky! Read more.

Unchained Labs brings biologic stability into hi-def, launches Hunky!

October 10, 2017 – Pleasanton, CA – Unchained Labs, the life sciences company that’s all about getting biologics researchers the right tool for the job, launched Hunky today, the one and only complete solution for quantifying biologic stability and predicting aggregation.

Hunky measures ΔG, the amount of energy it takes to unfold a protein, letting scientists quantify exactly how much denatured protein they’ve got in their samples. Its hands-off workflow and automated data analysis lets scientists see even small differences in their protein’s stability.

Aggregation is bad news that usually shows up after it’s too late. Hunky solves this by measuring ΔG at high and low protein concentrations to predict whether a protein aggregates from the native or denatured state. Scientists will know they have an aggregation problem right away and get insight on what they should do next.

“With Hunky, scientists get the scoop on how stable their proteins are, whether they aggregate, and what pathway they’ll take,” said Taegen Clary, VP of Marketing at Unchained Labs. “They can stop stressing out for months, waiting to find out if they’ve made the right decisions.”

About Unchained Labs

Here’s the deal. We’re all about helping biologics researchers break free from tools that just don’t cut it. Unleashing problem-tackling products that make a huge difference in the real science they do every day. That’s our mantra, our promise and we own it. We’re located in Pleasanton, CA and can be found online at www.unchainedlabs.com.

Contact:

Taegen Clary
VP of Marketing, Unchained Labs
taegen.clary@unchainedlabs.com
925.587.9806

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Sep 19, 2017

Unchained Labs makes automation workflows a cinch, releases LEA 9! Read more.

Unchained Labs makes automation workflows a cinch, releases LEA 9!

September 19, 2017 – Pleasanton, CA – Unchained Labs, the life sciences company that’s all about getting biologics researchers the right tool for the job, released its LEA 9 software today, making Freeslate and Junior automation systems way more accessible.

LEA, short for Laboratory Execution and Analysis Software, controls Freeslate and Junior systems, executes biologics and chemistry workflow designs, integrates third-party tools, and keeps all the data in one place.

LEA 9 adds a step-by-step workflow tool called Design Creator into the mix. There’s no coding, scripting or messing around with protocols. Scientists just drag and drop their workflow steps into place and they’re good to go. Design Creator also double checks each step to make sure it’s doable, so newbie users don’t have to worry about screwing things up.

“Freeslate and Junior already help researchers wipe out major hassles from their toughest workflows,” said Taegen Clary, VP of Marketing at Unchained Labs. “Automation can be insanely complicated, and really nerve wracking for casual users. LEA 9 makes lab automation totally easy and approachable for anyone.”

About Unchained Labs

Here’s the deal. We’re all about helping biologics researchers break free from tools that just don’t cut it. Unleashing problem-tackling products that make a huge difference in the real science they do every day. That’s our mantra, our promise and we own it. We’re located in Pleasanton, CA and can be found online at www.unchainedlabs.com.

Contact:

Taegen Clary
VP of Marketing, Unchained Labs
taegen.clary@unchainedlabs.com
925.587.9806

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Aug 21, 2017

Unchained Labs gets its quant on, launches Lunatic! Read more.

Unchained Labs gets its quant on, launches Lunatic!

August 21, 2017 – Pleasanton, CA – Unchained Labs, the life sciences company that’s all about getting biologics researchers the right tool for the job, launched Lunatic today at the Bioprocessing Summit conference in Boston. Lunatic, a.k.a. The Concentration Liberator, makes batch quantification of protein, DNA and RNA a reality for biologics and genomics researchers.

Lunatic is the only UV/Vis system out there that can measure biologics in high-throughput and at high concentrations. All it takes is 2 μL and 5 minutes to measure up to 96 samples. For biologics researchers, Lunatic measures up to 150 mg/mL of their monoclonal antibodies, straight up, so they’ll never need to dilute again.

DNA and RNA samples are freaking messy. Lunatic analysis software lets genomics researchers see impurities that classic UV/Vis measurements regularly mistake as their DNA or RNA. They’ll now know if their samples are good to go or if they need another round of cleanup.

“Lunatic puts the kibosh on the annoying and painful parts of measuring concentration,” said Taegen Clary, VP of Marketing at Unchained Labs. “It stops the run one sample, clean, repeat madness, so scientists can crank through more measurements than ever before. All they need to do is load their samples and get killer results.”

About Unchained Labs

Here’s the deal. We’re all about helping biologics researchers break free from tools that just don’t cut it. Unleashing problem-tackling products that make a huge difference in the real science they do every day. That’s our mantra, our promise and we own it. We’re located in Pleasanton, CA and can be found online at www.unchainedlabs.com.

Contact:

Taegen Clary
VP of Marketing, Unchained Labs
taegen.clary@unchainedlabs.com
925.587.9806

Download PDF of press release.

Jun 29, 2017

Unchained Labs racks up another one, acquires Trinean! Read more.

Unchained Labs racks up another one, acquires Trinean!

June 29, 2017 – Pleasanton, CA – Unchained Labs, the life sciences company that’s all about getting biologics researchers the right tool for the job, acquired Trinean today. Trinean’s DropSense systems measure protein, DNA and RNA concentration in biologics and genomics samples. This is Unchained Labs’ 5th acquisition in just over 2 years.

DropSense96 is the only system out there that can measure up to 96 high concentration protein samples in 5 minutes. Scientists just load 2 microliters of sample into the proprietary DropPlate, put it in the system and that’s it. DropSense systems are a completely worry-free way to measure concentrations — no need to dilute or mix samples, clean anything before or after a run, or calibrate the system.

“Since it started 10 years ago, Trinean has made micro-volume concentration measurements higher throughput and more accessible to life science researchers,” said Philippe Stas, CEO of Trinean. “Unchained Labs is the ideal home for DropSense and this acquisition is great for our customers, partners and employees.”

“These products are a perfect strategic fit for Unchained Labs,” said Tim Harkness, Founder and CEO of Unchained Labs. “Concentration measurement is central to everything our customers do and DropSense96 is the only product in the world that does it for biologics at high concentration with high-throughput.”

In just over 2 years, Unchained Labs has grown to over 130 employees, $35M+ in revenue, 8 product lines and has direct distribution around the world. In connection with this transaction, the company raised $13M in a Series C financing. The original syndicate partners, Novo Ventures, Canaan Partners and TPG Biotech all participated in the financing.”

About Unchained Labs

Here’s the deal. We’re all about helping biologics researchers break free from tools that just don’t cut it. Unleashing problem-tackling products that make a huge difference in the real science they do every day. That’s our mantra, our promise and we own it. We’re located in Pleasanton, CA and can be found online at www.unchainedlabs.com.

Contact:

Taegen Clary
VP of Marketing, Unchained Labs
taegen.clary@unchainedlabs.com
925.587.9806

Download PDF of press release.

May 2, 2017

Unchained Labs rolls out Unfilter. Read more.

Unchained Labs rolls out Unfilter.

May 2, 2017 – Pleasanton, CA – Unchained Labs, the life sciences company that’s all about getting biologics researchers the right tool for the job, launched their new Unfilter today. The proprietary, 96-well ultrafiltration consumable is designed for use on the company’s one-of-a-kind, fully automated buffer exchange systems Freeslate and Junior.

Unfilter gives researchers complete flexibility. They can go all out and throw 96 proteins into 96 new buffers or low-key and just put a few proteins into a few new buffers. The consumable uses a combination of automated, pressure-based ultrafiltration and gentle mixing to rip through buffer exchange samples in a matter of hours.

No matter what the application, automated buffer exchange with Unfilter lets researchers make formulation decisions way faster. Freeslate configured with buffer exchange automates formulation development from end to end. It’s the only system that does high-throughput buffer prep and exchange, sample stress, storage and analytics in a single integrated workflow. Researchers can bang out up to 384 formulations at a time using Unfilter and cruise through all their analytical characterization without breaking a sweat.

“Manual buffer exchange sucks,” said Taegen Clary, VP Marketing at Unchained Labs. “Using Unfilter, researchers can really up their throughput and crank through 96 buffer exchanges at a time. Because our systems automate the whole process, scientists can finally kick their manual buffer exchange bottleneck to the curb.”

About Unchained Labs

Here’s the deal. We’re all about helping biologics researchers break free from tools that just don’t cut it. Unleashing problem-tackling products that make a huge difference in the real science they do every day. That’s our mantra, our promise and we own it. We’re located in Pleasanton, CA and can be found online at www.unchainedlabs.com.

Contact:

Taegen Clary
VP of Marketing, Unchained Labs
taegen.clary@unchainedlabs.com
925.587.9806

Download PDF of press release.

Mar 7, 2017

Unchained Labs turns UNcle up to 11. Read more.

Unchained Labs turns UNcle up to 11.

March 7, 2017 – Pleasanton, CA – Unchained Labs, the life sciences company that’s all about getting biologics researchers the right tool for the job, released its UNcle 2.0 software today. The new software turns the dial on UNcle all the way up to 11, adding 2 new applications to the 9 that were already on the first all-in-one biologics stability platform.

UNcle is now the first platform out there that has Differential Scanning Fluorimetry (DSF) and label-free thermal melting in the same box. Scientists can use the modern label-free way or choose the classic, dye-based DSF way to get their thermal melting values. With UNcle, they can now also grab the Gibbs free energy, or delta G, of biologics — the only way to quantify the stability of a protein in solution. Having these 2 new applications lets researchers do even more than they could before — like thermal stability, sizing, and aggregation measurements — with just an UNcle.

The UNcle 2.0 software update also comes with a slew of other improvements. It’s now faster for researchers to create experiments, report the data back out, and way easier to use.

“UNcle is a must-have for any scientist making biologic stability decisions,” said Taegen Clary, VP of Marketing at Unchained Labs. “Our customers are done dealing with one-trick instruments.”

About Unchained Labs

Here’s the deal. We’re all about helping biologics researchers break free from tools that just don’t cut it. Unleashing problem-tackling products that make a huge difference in the real science they do every day. That’s our mantra, our promise and we own it. We’re located in Pleasanton, CA and can be found online at www.unchainedlabs.com.

Contact:

Taegen Clary
VP of Marketing, Unchained Labs
taegen.clary@unchainedlabs.com
925.587.9806

Download PDF of press release.

Our Team

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Tim Harkness

Founder and CEO
Tim Harkness, Founder and CEO

Building great teams and great life sciences companies is just in Tim’s DNA. He has 2 successful exits under his belt and brings 20+ years of life science leadership experience to the Unchained Labs table. As CEO of ProteinSimple, Tim and team built a unique protein analysis pure-play from scratch and sold it for $300M. Prior to that he helped build Molecular Devices into a diversified life science tools provider and sold it for over $600M. In his early career as a healthcare investment banker, Tim helped raise over $1B for life science companies in the public equity markets. He currently sits on the Board of Directors at Data Sciences International, a private life science technology company and at ALDA, the Life Sciences and Diagnostic Tools Association. He is a Founding Venture Partner at Tri-Valley Ventures, has an M.B.A. from Stanford and a B.B.A from the University of Wisconsin. Tim is married with 3 children, is out hacking around on the links or riding his bike whenever he can, and happily gets up at the crack of dawn to coach his son’s hockey and lacrosse teams.

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Jason Novi

CFO and COO
Jason Novi, CFO and COO

Jason wears a bunch of hats and loves to build businesses. He leads the finance, manufacturing, service and administrative functions for Unchained Labs, and is on the front line of fundraising, acquisitions and integrations. Prior to joining Unchained Labs, Jason was the CFO and VP of Operations at ProteinSimple, a part of Tim’s team that raised $60M, acquired four businesses and built a $60M+, profitable life sciences tools company over a six year period. That business was sold to Bio-Techne in July 2014 for $300M. Prior to joining ProteinSimple, Jason was VP of Finance at Nektar Therapeutics. Earlier in his career, he spent nearly seven years in various senior financial leadership roles at Molecular Devices, responsible for the worldwide accounting, finance and treasury functions, and Jason played a key role in the execution and integration of its corporate development activities. He began his career with Ernst & Young, based in San Francisco, California, holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and is a CPA (inactive). Jason and his wife Erin have two kids, and when he isn’t coaching their softball and baseball teams, you can find him hacking away on the golf course or cheering on the SF Giants and 49ers.

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Terry Salyer

CCO
Terry Salyer, CCO

Terry is all about helping customers up the pace of their research through better tools, and has sold thousands of life science systems in her 20-year career. Terry leads Global Commercial Operations at Unchained Labs, supporting customers with her field sales and applications teams. Prior to Unchained Labs, Terry was CCO at BioNano Genomics and VP of Sales at ProteinSimple, Pall ForteBio and Eksigent. She helped develop and sell products at each, and was integral in demonstrating the scientific impact of these new technologies to customers. Terry has a B.S. in Biotechnology from Minnesota State at Mankato. She spends her free time cooking and golfing, and jumps at the chance to travel to a great beach location any time she can. Terry is a huge fan of the Minnesota Vikings and plans on watching them take a Super Bowl someday.

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Will Lachnit

VP Corporate Dev
Will Lachnit, VP Corporate Dev

Will’s been around the Life Sciences block a time or two, and can’t get enough when it comes to making companies thrive. He has over 25 years of experience in the life sciences industry across multiple functions. Prior to joining Unchained Labs, Will was the Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Solutions Development at Freeslate. Prior to Freeslate, he was the Vice President of Sales and Service for ProteinSimple. While there, his other roles included leadership of the marketing and applications functions and he played a key role in integrating 4 acquisitions. Previously, at Molecular Devices Corporation, Will had leadership roles for the North American Drug Discovery sales organization, an entrepreneurial product development organization in Switzerland, and Corporate Development. Dr. Lachnit started his career in Pharmaceutical R&D in scientific and research management positions at Roche and Syntex, including running a best-in-class HTS organization. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Pharmacology and his B.S. in Physiology from the University of California, Davis. Will has a passion for cooking for his family and loves tinkering around in his woodshop.

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Eric Esser

VP Operations
Eric Esser, VP Operations

Eric’s the man when it comes to building, delivering and supporting solid life science tools. He has over 20 years of experience and has launched more than 30 new products, including life science instruments, innovative reagents and consumables. Eric leads the manufacturing and support organizations at Unchained Labs, and they’re focused on making great products and helping customers keep those products up and running. Prior to Unchained Labs, Eric was the Director of Operations at ProteinSimple and had responsibility for more than $60M in annual revenue production from 3 main production sites in 2 countries, as well as a global team of service engineers and technical support specialists. Prior to ProteinSimple, he had operational and P&L responsibility at Metallkraft in China, serving solar customers. Previously, Eric spent over 7 years at Molecular Devices as the General Manager for China and the Director of NPI Engineering. When Eric’s not building amazing products, he’s hanging out with his wife and daughter and can occasionally be seen flying above the tri-valley area in a Cessna.

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Krista Witte

VP Product Dev
Krista Witte, VP Product Dev

Krista loves building assays and analytical tools to do great science. She has over 15 years of experience in life sciences instrumentation and application development. Prior to joining Unchained Labs, Krista was a founding team member of ForteBio, now Pall ForteBio. In her decade at the company, she held many roles including heading up Applications, Assay Development, System Integration, QC and R&D. She saw the company from angel-funded start-up to a leading provider of label-free instrumentation. Prior to ForteBio, Krista headed up the Applications team at Zyomyx, taking a lead role in developing their protein microarray technology. Krista holds a Ph.D. in Carbohydrate Chemistry from The Scripps Research Institute and a B.S. in Chemistry from Texas A&M (Gig ‘em Aggies!). When not doing science, Krista is obsessed with being around the water and can be found swimming, diving or sailing.

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Taegen Clary

VP Marketing
Taegen Clary, VP Marketing

Taegen loves marketing life science tools. He has over 15 years of experience using and marketing enabling life science instrumentation and consumables. As the Director of Pharmaceutical Segment Marketing at Agilent Technologies, he led the marketing organization focused on the company’s largest customer segment, which has experienced consistent, above-market growth rates and 2014 sales revenues of $1B. Over his 7 years at Agilent, Taegen was the Product Manager for Proteomics and Protein Chemistries and also led the Life Science group’s efforts in the area of protein therapeutics. He began his career at Berlex Biosciences, now a part of Bayer Healthcare, running mass spectrometers and developing assays to measure drug passage across the blood brain barrier. Taegen has an M.B.A. in Marketing from St. Mary’s College of California and a B.S. in Biotechnology from the University of California, Davis. Taegen is married with two children, loves mountain biking, camping, fishing, golfing and is huge fan of the San Francisco Giants and 49ers.

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Marcom Specialist

Are you an out-of-the-box marketing go-getter who loves to get into the nitty-gritty details of marketing campaign planning and execution? If so, hit us up! We’re looking for someone extraordinary to help us spread the word about our kick-ass products through executing our marketing programs and managing our tradeshow calendar.

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Field Service Engineer-West Coast

We’re looking for a high-energy go-getter who is ready to do whatever it takes to grind through issues, deliver great services, and generally make happy customers who use our complex life-science analytics instruments and workflow automation solutions. This job is all about breaking the mold and finding innovative ways to improve customer support.

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Field Service Engineer-Europe

We’re looking for a high-energy go-getter who is ready to do whatever it takes to grind through problems, deliver great services, and generally make happy customers for our complex life-science products. This job is all about breaking the mold and finding innovative ways to improve customer support.

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Principal Systems Engineer

Principal Systems Engineer

Our ideal candidate is enthusiastic, flexible, and eager to attack new challenges.  They will work with other engineers and scientists to specify, design, validate and test new and existing instruments as well as our consumables.  The Principal Systems Engineer will be responsible for many aspects of our products and consumables. One of our core values at Unchained labs is the ability and willingness to get gritty. The candidate should be ready to do whatever it takes to get their job done.

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Sr. Software Engineer

Sr. Software Engineer

We are looking for a software engineer that is enthusiastic, flexible and eager to attack new challenges.  Candidate should be able to perform in a fast pace product development environment.

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Field Applications Scientist (FAS)-Mid-Atlantic

Field Applications Scientist (FAS)-Mid-Atlantic

Here’s the deal. We’re all about helping biologics researchers break free from tools that just don’t cut it. Unleashing problem tackling products that make a huge difference in the real science they do every day. That’s our mantra, our promise and we own it. We live by an unconventional strategy for a start-up: we’re buying commercial businesses and developed technologies, adding our magic touch to turn them into breakthrough products, investing massively in customer-facing teams and then selling those products like gangbusters.

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Automation Applications Scientist

Automation Applications Scientist

This is your chance to join an awesome, growing and fast-paced company creating unbelievably cool life science products! If you’re psyched to join an ever-changing, dynamic environment, if you like to play with new tools, and you like your work to be visible and make a difference, this is the place for you.

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Product Manager-Automation

Product Manager-Automation

This is a one of a kind opportunity for highly motivated individual that wants to join a fast-paced and growing marketing team. You’re a scientist who wants to leverage your scientific knowledge and problem-solving skills and apply them to automation applications to help other scientists do their work better and faster.

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Sales Specialist-Germany

Sales Specialist-Germany

Here’s the deal. We’re all about helping biologics researchers break free from tools that just don’t cut it. Unleashing problem tackling products that make a huge difference in the real science they do every day. That’s our mantra, our promise and we own it. We live by an unconventional strategy for a start-up: we’re buying commercial businesses and developed technologies, adding our magic touch to turn them into breakthrough products, investing massively in customer-facing teams and then selling those products like gangbusters.

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Inside Sales, Instrumentation

Inside Sales, Instrumentation

UNchained labs is building the next cool life sciences tools company and needs high octane sales people to grow and sell its current and future products. We need people to roll up their sleeves, be tenacious, and create something special with us.

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Field Application Scientist-West Coast

Field Applications Scientist-West Coast

Here’s the deal. We’re all about helping biologics researchers break free from tools that just don’t cut it. Unleashing problem tackling products that make a huge difference in the real science they do every day. That’s our mantra, our promise and we own it. We live by an unconventional strategy for a start-up: we’re buying commercial businesses and developed technologies, adding our magic touch to turn them into breakthrough products, investing massively in customer-facing teams and then selling those products like gangbusters.

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Board

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Tim Harkness

Founder and CEO, Unchained Labs
Tim Harkness, Founder and CEO, Unchained Labs

Building great teams and great life sciences companies is just in Tim’s DNA. He has 2 successful exits under his belt and brings 20+ years of life science leadership experience to the Unchained Labs table. As CEO of ProteinSimple, Tim and team built a unique protein analysis pure-play from scratch and sold it for $300M. Prior to that he helped build Molecular Devices into a diversified life science tools provider and sold it for over $600M. In his early career as a healthcare investment banker, Tim helped raise over $1B for life science companies in the public equity markets. He currently sits on the Board of Directors at Data Sciences International, a private life science technology company and at ALDA, the Life Sciences and Diagnostic Tools Association. He is a Founding Venture Partner at Tri-Valley Ventures, has an M.B.A. from Stanford and a B.B.A from the University of Wisconsin. Tim is married with 3 children, is out hacking around on the links or riding his bike whenever he can, and happily gets up at the crack of dawn to coach his son’s hockey and lacrosse teams.

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Brent Ahrens

General Partner, TMIVCITW, Caanan Partners
Brent Ahrens, General Partner, TMIVCITW, Caanan Partners

His term sheets make the NY Times best seller list. His patents file themselves. Other venture capital-ists go through his trash can looking for business plans. He is…The Most Interesting Venture Capitalist in the World.

Brent Ahrens joined Canaan in 1999 as a member of the Kauffman Fellows Program. A raconteur ex-traordinaire, in his work hours, Brent focuses on healthcare investments and has led investments in life sciences companies such as DexCom (DXCM), Revivant (acquired by ZOLL), Peninsula Pharmaceuti-cals (acquired by JNJ), Cerexa (acquired by FRX), Calixa (acquired by CBST), Durata Therapeutics (DRTX), and Elevation Pharmaceuticals (acquired by DNPUF).

Brent serves on the board of Durata Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company pursuing late-stage clinical development of novel antibiotic programs. He is also on the boards of EndoGastric Solutions, the leading company offering medical devices for treatment of reflux disease; Minimally Invasive De-vices, a developer of a franchise of products that substantially improve visualization during laparoscop-ic surgery; Relievant MedSystems, a maker of minimally invasive devices to relieve chronic back pain; Semnur, a developer of pain managements solutions; and Spinifex, a biotech company developing new treatments for chronic pain.

Prior to joining Canaan, Brent worked in both commercial and technical roles at General Surgical Inno-vations, Ethicon Endo-Surgery (J&J), and IAP Research. He also has several surgical instrument patents to his credit.

Brent earned an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College after graduating with a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton.

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Scott Beardsley

Senior Partner, Novo Ventures
Scott Beardsley, Senior Partner, Novo Ventures

Scott is employed as a Senior Partner at Novo Ventures (US), Inc., which provides financial investment consultancy services to Novo A/S. Prior to joining the Novo Ventures team in 2012, Scott was employed from 2009 through 2012 as a Senior Partner with Novo A/S’ Growth Equity team. Before joining Novo, Scott was an investment banker for 20 years in various capacities. Most recently, Scott was a Managing Director at JP Morgan in San Francisco, where he led the firm’s West Coast biopharmaceuticals effort. Before that, Scott led Piper Jaffray’s US biopharmaceuticals investment banking practice, was a banker in the Health Care Group at Montgomery Securities and a junior banker at Kidder, Peabody. Scott currently is a member of the board of directors of Inogen and served on the board of directors of Aerocrine AB, both publicly-traded medical technology companies. Scott received his Masters of Business Administration from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA and his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Colorado State University.

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Heather Preston, MD

Partner and Managing Director, TPG Biotech
Heather Preston, MD, Partner and Managing Director, TPG Biotech

Prior to joining TPG Biotech in May 2005, Dr. Preston spent two years at JP Morgan Partners where she focused on medical device and biotechnology venture capital investing. Prior to JP Morgan Partners, Dr. Preston was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence with New Enterprise Associates. She also spent five years at McKinsey & Co. in New York, where she was a leader of their pharmaceutical and medical products consulting practice. She advised large pharmaceutical companies and biotechnology compa-nies on critical strategic issues such as R&D portfolio prioritization, M&A opportunities, new technology acquisitions, new product launches and product growth strategies. Dr. Preston has an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of London and a medical degree from the University of Oxford. Dr. Preston completed a post-doctoral fellowship in molecular biology at the Dana Farber Can-cer Institute, Harvard University and trained in Internal Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospi-tal and subspecialized in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at UCSF. During her academic medical ca-reer, she was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, a Fulbright Cancer Research Scholarship, a Har-lech Scholarship and a Science and Engineering Research Council Post-doctoral Fellowship Award.

Dr. Preston co-founded Virobay Inc., a biotechnology company which is seeking to develop new ther-apies for the treatment of pain and auto-immune diseases. Dr. Preston currently serves on the board of directors of Albireo, Inc.; Alder BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. [ALDR]; Otonomy, Inc. [OTIC]; and Virobay, Inc. She previously served on the boards of Aptalis Pharma (acquired by Forest Labs in February 2014), Conventus, Vibrynt, VLST and Elevation Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Sunovion in September 2012) and is responsible for overseeing TPG Biotech’s investment in Par Pharmaceuticals.

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Max Carnecchia

CEO, Illuminate Education
Max Carnecchia, CEO, Illuminate Education

Max Carnecchia is the Chief Executive Officer of Illuminate Education, which creates cloud delivered  tools for educators that promote student success. Over 7 million K-12 students benefit from the Illuminate Education solutions. Illuminate Education is an Insight Venture Partners portfolio company.

Before joining Illuminate Education, Max was the Chief Executive Officer of BIOVIA-Dassault Systèmes. After acquiring Accelrys in 2014, Dassault Systèmes announced the creation of the BIOVIA brand  combining Dassault Systèmes’ own efforts in BioIntelligence, their collaborative 3D EXPERIENCE  technologies and leading life sciences and materials science solutions from Accelrys. Prior to this, Mr.  Carnecchia had served as President and CEO of Accelrys and as a member of the Board of Directors since  2009. Mr. Carnecchia led Accelrys through significant growth and transformation, successfully transitioning the company to the leading global provider of Scientific Product Lifecycle Management  software and services.

Prior to Accelrys, Mr. Carnecchia served as President of Interwoven, a global leader in content  management solutions, having previously served as Vice President of Alliances and Senior Vice President  of Worldwide Field Operations after joining Interwoven in 2001. Prior to this, Mr. Carnecchia served as  Vice President of Global Sales for Xoriant; Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations for Smart DB  Corporation sales; and he held management positions at Intel and Group 1 Software.

Mr. Carnecchia holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from The Stevens Institute of  Technology. He served on the Board of Directors of Guidance Software (NASDAQ: GUID), which develops  and provides software solutions for cyber security. He also served on the Board of Directors of ALDA  (Analytical Life Science & Diagnostics Association), an industry trade association for companies that  develop and supply life science, analytical and diagnostics products and services.

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