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John Printen

Advisor Lexington, Kentucky Area, US

Chief Executive Officer, Transposagen Biopharmaceuticals. Previously Chief Commercial Officer, Cellara, LLC. University of Oregon grad.

Chief Executive Officer, Transposagen Biopharmaceuticals. Previously Chief Commercial Officer, Cellara, LLC. University of Oregon grad.

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Life Technologies
Merlin Mentors
BioForward, Inc.


Chief Executive Officer Transposagen Biopharmaceuticals September 2015 - present
Chief Commercial Officer Cellara, LLC September 2014 - August 2015
Catalyst Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation 2010 - April 2015
Board Member BioForward March 2012 - March 2015
Director, Business Development & New Markets Thermo Fisher Scientific January 2009 - March 2014
President Society for Biomolecular Sciences April 2008 - June 2011
Business Segment Director Invitrogen January 2007 - January 2009
R&D Director and Business Area Manager Invitrogen January 2003 - 2006
R&D Director PanVera Corporation 2003 - 2003
Associate Director AstraZeneca April 1998 - December 2002
Post-Doctoral Fellow Parke-Davis August 1995 - March 1998
Research Assistant Coors Biotech 1987 - 1990


University of Oregon Molecular Biology 1990 - 1995
Colorado State University Microbiology/Immunology 1987 - 1990

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  • • Healthcare
  • • Medical Devices

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Carl Fricke
Trustee; Chairman of Investment Committee, Geological Society of America and Senior Advisor, Acuity Ventures, LLC.
John Biondi
We worked together
John has a strong background in the life sciences combined with deep strategic and leadership skills.
Gail Robertson
We worked together  •  Consultant, Pharma and Biotechnology Industries. University of Wisconsin-Madison grad.
John advised me in the commercialization of technology developed in my university laboratory. He is experienced in many aspects of biotechn ... ology and pharmaceutics and has a razor-sharp intellect. He is also really fun to work with!
Scott Fulton
We worked together  •  CEO, Cellara, LLC and Adjunct Professor, University of Wisconsin. Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad.
John has a tremendous range of experience in commercialization of life science tools. He has a strong science background (especially in the ... cell culture and drug development spaces), as well as a great deal of product development experience in both large company and startup environments. He understands the high level strategic issues in launching new products very well. John is also a great leader and is a real pleasure to work with.