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Blood Cell Storage, Inc.

BCSI sells patented, ISO-certified, medical devices to the platelet storage and nucleic acid diagnostics industries world-wide.

  • Stage $500K in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Seattle, WA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded September 1999
  • Employees 14
  • Website

Company Summary

BCSI has developed two complementary product lines:

pH SAFE (Sterile, Automated Fluoroscopic Evaluation) can provide continuous monitoring of platelet quality for hospitals (military and civilian), clinics and blood centers;

SNAP (Simple Nucleic Acid Processing) provides rapid, reliable nucleic acid extraction and storage required for cancer research, fetal diagnostics and forensics.


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    Russ Aldrich

    Mr. Aldrich is a specialist in the commercialization of products. He has held executive level positions for the last ten years. His experience includes Apple, Silicon Graphics, two successful start-ups and a role as managing director of a regional venture capital firm. He has lectured extensively and has volunteered at UCSD in the Connect program. He has been involved in technology transfer at the UW.

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    Mike Reed
    Director of Research

    Mr. Reed is a Ph.D. chemist with 17 years of experience in the development of biotech products. His expertise is in linking biological active molecules (antibodies, DNA probes, therapeutics) to other signal molecules or surfaces. He has a strong background in R&D management, technology presentation (over 50 published papers), and intellectual property (twelve issued U.S. patents).

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    Donna Matuizek
    Director of Quality Assurance

    Ms. Matuizek held key roles in Quality Control and Manufacturing at Genetic Systems and made significant contributions to bring the first HIV in vitro diagnostic device to market. In 2009 Donna joined the Scientific Advisory Board for Immusoft Corporation, a private venture advancing new technologies in cell therapy.

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    Steve Geelhood
    pH SAFE Product Manager

    Mr. Geelhood has a Masters of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington where he worked with biomaterials and the interactions of proteins and cells on surfaces. He has over five (5) years of experience in the medical device industry, leading the engineering development of the pH SAFE Reader (formerly pH1000).

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    Daniel Gestwick
    SNAP Product Manager

    Mr. Gestwick is a mechanical engineer with a Masters of Engineering Management from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. His professional experience has spanned multiple industries with companies such as GE, Z Corporation and K2.


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    George Renzoni, COJK
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    Sarah Kingma

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    (Privately Financed)