About
Us

Sequencing is in our company DNA

Our
Story

We are here to help you sequence (almost) any organism.

Just ask!

NGX Bio was founded by two Stanford professors who needed its services. They wanted accurate, fast, and affordable sequencing. When they called around to a lot of different sequencing facilities, they made some interesting discoveries.

There was huge variation in price among different facilities. To sequence a hundred human genomes, one place would charge twice as much as another. Many facilities would give them a better price for larger sequencing jobs. And while some facilities could start their job right away, others would put them at the end of a long queue.

Was there variation in the quality of data, too? Was the expensive place doing a better job? Unfortunately, there was no really good way to find out, because they only had one job to do. If they sent their samples to the wrong place, they'd spend a lot of money for subpar data.

Wouldn't it be great, they thought, if there were a single organization that could handle the sequencing for lots of researchers, working in parallel with lots of facilities? Because it would be working with many facilities on a regular basis, the organization could monitor the quality of data. It would operate as a savvy comparative shopper, and it would be an all-important repeat customer. In short, it could make sure pricing was fair and the work was of the highest quality.

Not only that, such an organization would always know where to find available sequencing capacity. And its team would certainly be experts in the whole process, from sample prep to data management and analysis, so they could manage the flow of each job and provide advice along the way.

Our
Company

Denis Kourakin

  • President and CEO
  • Executive leadership across multiple industries and geographies.

Dave Butterfield

  • Director of Operations
  • Sequencing execution, data analysis and assembly tools. Previously VP of Ops at Eton.

Brigitte Cronier

  • Operations Associcate
  • Project management and operations specialist. Previous experience at UCSF for clinical trial development. Interested in the application of next generation sequencing in the field of personalized medicine.

Ziv Rosen

  • Vice President of Engineering
  • Engineering and bioinformatics leadership.

Our Board

Alexei Andreev, PhD

  • Board Member
  • EVP, Managing Director at Harris and Harris, previously Draper Fisher Jurvetson, TLcom Capital, Renaissance Group, and Sputnik Funds.

Dmitri Petrov, PhD

  • Founder
  • M. and K. Douglas Chair in Biology at Stanford. Focuses on genomics and inference of biological patterns.

Amit Kumar, PhD

  • Board Member
  • Most recently, CEO of CombiMatrix (CBMX:NASDAQ), Prior of Oak Investment Partners, IDEXX Laboratories, among others.

Our Advisors

Vinod Mahendroo, PhD

  • Advisor
  • Senior executive at Cambrios, Primaxx, Nanoconduction, Intel and Applied Materials, where he grew services from $275M to $1.5B

Aaron Hirsh, PhD

  • Advisor
  • Chair of Vermilion Sea Institute. Essays appear in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Best American Science Writing

Join Our
Team

We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate detail oriented individuals. If you are interested in working for VC-backed early stage start-up where you can have immediate impact on the company's future, work in a small team of like-minded people - we would love to talk to you.

If you can't find what you're looking for you can always email with the title of the job you're applying for in the subject line.

Get back to us at careers@ngxbio.com

Sales Director

The Job

Your Background:

- We are looking for an enthusiastic, passionate sales and marketing professional with background in molecular biology/sequencing, to help us grow.
- If you are interested in working for a VC backed early stage start-up where you can have direct impact on the company's future, work in a small team of like-minded people - we would love to talk to you.
- You will be leading sales and marketing functions at NGX Bio with the initial focus on outbound sales to our biotech/pharma/academic customers.
- You will manage the entire sales cycle - from lead generation to closing.
- You will collaborate with all other functions at the company and report to the CEO.
- Ideally you have a background in molecular biology/genomics through your education or work experience.
- You have worked successfully in sales/account management for a biotech/pharmaceutical company.
- You are a high-energy, creative self starter, capable of working independently.
- Experience in project management, laboratory management, laboratory automation is a plus.
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