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Benten BioServices

Benten BioServices is a contract services organization (CSO) focused on biological safety testing and biomanufacturing services for the biotechnology and pharma

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Other
  • Location Malvern, PA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded October 2008
  • Employees 16
  • Website bentenbio.com

Company Summary

Benten BioServices is a contract services organization (CSO) focused on safety testing and manufacturing services for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. The market is $1.3 billion and growing, and Benten focuses specifically on the three highest-margin niches within the market: biological assays, testing, and optimization; cell banking; and early-stage manufacturing of vaccines and cellular therapies.

Team

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    Paula Z. MacDonald
    Co-founder, President & CEO

    Ms. MacDonald has over 25 years of experience in the biomedical field and was formerly President and CEO of Accugenix, Inc. Previously, she was Executive Director of Charles River Laboratories Biopharmaceutical Services and a Vice President at Tektagen, Inc., one of the first CSOs to offer biological testing and cell banking services. Ms. MacDonald received her M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and her B.S. in

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    Harvey R. Schlesinger
    Co-founder, Vice President & CSO

    Dr. Schlesinger holds a doctorate in Medical Microbiology from Thomas Jefferson University and a B.S. from Bloomsburg University. He has 40 years of experience in the sciences and has most recently held the positions of Chief Technical Officer, Senior Director, Technical Services and Sr. Vice President of Technology and Operations for biopharmaceutical contract service companies including Charles River Laboratories Biopharmaceutical Services and

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    William A. McDonald
    Controller

    With over 30 years of experience in financial operations and information systems development, Mr. McDonald was formerly Plant Controller for Charles River Laboratories Biopharmaceutical Services. Prior to Charles River, Mr. McDonald was a financial manager and entrepreneur/co-owner of a health care focused small business. He received an MBA in Finance from Western Michigan University, a Master of Science in Information Technology from Indiana Un

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    Cheryl A. Lacovara
    Director, Project Management

    Ms. Lacovara has over 20 years of direct experience in the Contract Services industry holding various technical and business management roles. Prior to joining Benten, Cheryl held the position of Director, Technical Operations with Charles River Laboratories Biopharmaceutical Services. She started her career with Tektagen, Inc., working closely with Dr. Schlesinger in the establishment of biological facilities and methods. Ms. Lacovara received

Advisors

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    Duane Morris LLP/Kathleen Shay
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed
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    Green & Pollack
    Accountant
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Previous Investors

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    Life Sciences Greenhouse of Central Pennsylvania
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    Penn Venture Patrners
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    Deltagen, Inc.
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