Dr. H. Chaim Birnboim
Founder and Chief Scientific Officer.
He previously founded DNA Genotek Inc (now a subsidiary of OraSure Technologies) and is the inventor of Oragene® and other widely used DNA and RNA technologies, including the classic 'alkaline extraction method for plasmid DNA'. Dr. Birnboim is a former Professor of Biochemistry, University of Ottawa and Senior Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.
E. Seth Birnboim
Director of Business Development.
Seth has over 25 years experience as a practicing lawyer in Toronto, Canada. His diverse commercial practice involves strategic advice to companies throughout a variety of business-cycle and strategic issues including major transactions and disputes across a wide spectrum of industries. Seth brings this broad experience to assisting start-ups, particularly in the field of biotech, and has assumed the role of Director of Business Development in addition to his ongoing practice.
Member, Board of Advisors.
Simona is the Director, Head of Commercial Operations / Partners Eastern Central Europe, Russia, Israel & Iran at QIAGEN. She is one of QIAGEN’s youngest senior executives and her successful career reflects her keen business instincts, dedicated managerial skills and strategic thinking. She brings her extensive knowledge and experience working for some of the world’s largest International Biotech companies.
Michelle Bamji-Mirza, Ph.D.
Scientist, Research &Development.
Dr. Bamji-Mirza’s 10+ years of experience directing and managing research projects has led to publications in the fields of Alzheimer’s disease, neuroinflammation, cardiovascular disease and lipid metabolism. Her passion, scientific rigor and ingenuity are at the core of her role in leading and managing the research and product development activities at the company. Dr. Bamji-Mirza is co-inventor of the HAEM-Lok™ blood collection tube.