Our Mission

Our goal is set the standard for blood function diagnostics in Sickle Cell Disease and a wide range of bleeding and clotting disorders.

Our Team

Patrick Hines, MD PhD

Patrick Hines, MD PhD

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Assistant Professor of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Associate in the Department of Physiology, Wayne State University School of Medicine., Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Previous business and technology consultant for Quantum Genomics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – based startup specializing in models of human diseases. Past chairman of the board of directors for the SNMA.

Jennell White, PhD

Jennell White, PhD

Senior Scientist

Co-inventor of microfluidic flow-based clinical assays as a post-doctoral fellow in the Hines lab at Wayne State University School of Medicine. With Over 10 years of both basic science and clinical laboratory experience, Dr. White Co-directs bioassay innovation.

Xiufeng Gao, MD

Xiufeng Gao, MD

Senior Scientist

Co-inventor of microfluidic flow-based clinical assays in Hines lab at Wayne State University School of Medicine. With over 23 years of senior level research experience in toxicology, pharmacology, and blood-based assay development, Dr. Gao Co-directs bioassay innovation.

John Cunningham, MBA/MS

John Cunningham, MBA/MS

Chief Operating Officer

An experienced startup executive. Previously served as Mentor in Residence, Wayne State University Office of Technology Transfer, Managing Member Innoventures, CEO Meadowlark Energy, CEO Rapid Biosense.

Ke Liu, PhD

Ke Liu, PhD

Senior Scientist

Previously Senior Scientist, nanoRETE, Inc. Developed, validated, and optimized nanoRETE’s proprietary nanoparticle electrochemical-based biosensors for food pathogen and tuberculosis (TB) biomarker detection. Directs innovation efforts in bioassay analysis.

Ashley D'Agostino

Ashley D'Agostino

Technician

Current student at Wayne State University and Student Research Assistant in Hines lab at Wayne State University School of Medicine since 2013. Semi-finalist in the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition presenting on behalf of Functional Fluidics in 2013

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