Purigen Biosystems, Inc.

Disrupting a 20+ year old DNA extraction method

A Revolution in Nucleic Acid Purification

About Purigen Biosystems

Purigen Biosystems' transformative Ionic Purification System provides a hands-free solution for extracting, enriching and quantifying DNA and RNA from biological samples. Our proprietary approach uses isotachophoresis (ITP), an electric-field-driven technique for purifying, focusing, and/or separating species. The application of ITP to purify and quantify nucleic acids from complex biological samples was pioneered by Purigen co-founder, Stanford Professor Juan G. Santiago. The Ionic Purification System is compatible with a range of samples including cells and FFPE.

Purigen is proudly affliated with StartX Med, a Stanford-University-affliated nonprofit technology accelerator, and the California Life Sciences Institute’s (CLSI) FAST Advisory Program.

Leadership Team

  • Barney E. Saunders, Ph.D.
    CEO
  • Klint Rose, Ph.D.
    CSO and Co-founder
  • Steve Reichenbach
    CFO
  • Pam Delucchi
    SVP of Operations
  • Chris Grimley
    SVP of Sales and Marketing

Board of Directors

  • Joseph J. Victor
    Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Mira Chaurushiya, Ph.D.
    Principal – 5AM Ventures
  • Bill W. Colston, Ph.D.
    CEO of HealthTell, Inc.
  • Barney E. Saunders, Ph.D.
    Purigen CEO
  • Mitchell Mutz, Ph.D.
    Investment Director – Roche Venture Fund
  • Kevin Corcoran
    Vice President and General Manager - Agilent

Advisory Board

  • Juan Santiago, Ph.D.
    Scientific Advisor and Co-founder