Klint Rose, PhD
CEO and Co-founder

Dr. Klint Rose has served as CEO for Purigen since its inception in 2012. Dr. Rose was previously an R&D Manager at QuantaLife, Inc. (acquired by Bio-Rad), where he played a key leadership role in the development, launch, and support of their droplet digital PCR product. He previously directed a portfolio of several successful projects at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) with applications in sample preparation, desalination, and nanomanufacturing. Dr. Rose is an expert in microfluidics and electrokinetics, with over 15 years of experience in the space. He received his B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and his Ph.D. from Stanford University.

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Amy Hiddessen, PhD
CTO and Co-founder

Dr. Amy Hiddessen has served as CTO for Purigen since its founding in 2012. She was previously Director of Product Development at QuantaLife, Inc. (acquired by Bio-Rad), where she led the ddPCR emulsion chemistry and instrumentation from the early stages of R&D through successful product commercialization. Prior to QuantaLife, Dr. Hiddessen directed multiple cell biology and biomolecular detection projects as Principal Investigator of her own lab at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Dr. Hiddessen has over 15 years of experience developing innovative chemistries and tools for life and materials sciences applications, resulting in numerous patents and publications. She received her B.S. in chemical engineering from Stanford University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Steve Reichenbach

Steve Reichenbach brings over 30 years of financial and operational experience to his role at Purigen. He was the CFO at Flow International for 13 years before joining Applied Precision Inc., which was acquired by GE Healthcare. Steve serves as a board member for several life science start-ups.

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Pam Delucchi
Senior Vice President of Operations

Ms. Delucchi has over 25 years of experience in the life science industry in both startup and large company environments. She was previously the Vice President of the Global Reagents Business at Fluidigm. Prior to joining Fluidigm, Ms. Delucchi was Vice President of Operations at DVS Sciences (acquired by Fluidigm in 2014), Vice President Operations and Quality at Panomics (acquired bv Affymetrix in 2008), and Director of Manufacturing and Program Management at Clontech Laboratories, Inc. (acquired by BDBiosciences in 2000). Ms. Delucchi received her M.S. in Microbiology and Genetic Engineering from San Francisco State University.

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Joe Victor
Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors


Andrew Schwab
Managing Partner – 5AM Ventures


Tracy Saxton, PhD
Investment Director – Roche Venture Fund


Bill W. Colston, PhD
CEO of HealthTell, Inc.


Amy Hiddessen, PhD
Purigen CTO and Co-founder


Klint Rose, PhD
Purigen CEO and Co-founder



Juan Santiago, PhD
Scientific Advisor and Co-founder

Dr. Santiago is the inventor of Purigen’s proprietary technology, and currently acts as a Scientific Advisor to the company. He is Professor and Chair of the Thermosciences Group of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1995. His research includes the development of microsystems for on-chip chemical and biochemical analysis. He was a co-founder of Cooligy, Inc. which brought to market the first mass production liquid cooling system for desktop computers, and which was purchased by Emerson Network Power. He has authored and co-authored 130 archival publications and 200 conference papers, and holds 25 patents.

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Lynne Kielhorn

Lynne Kielhorn was an owner and founder of NanoDrop Technologies, which rapidly developed and commercialized a unique spectrophotometer and fluorometer targeting the bioresearch market. Nanodrop’s success lead to its purchase by Thermo Fisher Scientific in 2007. Earlier Kielhorn was a founding member of Qualicon, a pioneering DuPont venture, now the leading supplier of automated genetics-based microbial analysis systems for the food industry. She also was a member of the DuPont team that commercialized one of the earliest DNA sequencers. Lynne earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Bucknell University and an MBA from Wharton.