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Todd S.

Location:

Madison, WI

Member since:

October 7, 2013

How did you get involved in biotech?

I obtained a Ph.D. from UW-Madison in Analytical Chemistry working for Dr. Lloyd Smith. I developed highly characterized surface chemistries specifically designed to immobilize nucleic acids and proteins. The technology spun out into GenTel BioSciences. We developed the technology further to produce high density protein microarrays for in-vitro diagnostic purposes. Subsequently, I moved to Thermo Fisher Scientific in Fitchburg, WI, where I introduced near-infrared spectrometers into cell cultures and bioreactors for process control.

What is your connection to Wisconsin?

I moved to Wisconsin in 1997 to obtain a Ph.D in Analytical Chemistry. I enjoyed my stay in the state so well, that I decided to establish my career and family here.

Introduction

I've worked in Wisconsin high tech industries for 12 years including 6 years at a biotech start-up company. I currently work for the UW-extension Center for Technology Commercialization where I assist companies in obtaining SBIR/STTR grant funding.


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