Portable DNA Testing For COVID-19: An Entrepreneur's Journey And Perspective
With the pandemic forever changing the world we live in, John's talk will cover how Spartan Bioscience is helping to solve the need for rapid COVID-19 point-of-care testing with the Spartan Cube - a portable PCR-based testing platform the size of a coffee cup. He will provide practical insights as an entrepreneur on how Spartan founded, raised capital and scaled, as well as the journey from prototype to commercialization.
John is a biotech entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in life sciences, genetics, medical devices and capital markets. He has founded multiple companies, raising over $50M in capital.
John is currently the co-founder and CEO of Lobo Genetics, a direct-to-consumer genetics company that helps consumers have a safer cannabis experience through genetics, data and engagement. He is also the co-founder and former VP of Corporate Development of Spartan Bioscience, a biomedical device company with the world's smallest DNA analyzer with applications in companion diagnostics, infectious disease and environmental testing.
John started his career in finance with Waterfall Investments, a Toronto-based hedge fund, where he specialized in Canadian and US healthcare investments. Waterfall was acquired by Sentry Investments, a $19-billion asset management company. John holds a BASc in computer engineering from the Engineering Science program at the University of Toronto.
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