ChromaTan Inc.

Transformational next-generation biomanufacturing solutions.

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Biotechnology
  • Location Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2009
  • Employees 23
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website

Company Summary

ChromaTan is commercializing the first-ever, single-use, column-free steady-state continuous elution chromatography platform that revolutionizes the 123-year-old batch column chromatography technique.

Paid proof-of-concept studies with leading gene therapy companies have shown up to 20-fold improvements in productivity, using only 5%-10% of the expensive resins used in columns.

ChromaTan has been selected as a JLABS | Blue Knight Company.


  • Oleg Shinkazh
    Founder & CTO

    Oleg Shinkazh, founder and CTO of ChromaTan and the inventor of Continuous Countercurrent Tangential Chromatography (CCTC) is a chemical and biotechnology engineer with 17 years of experience in the biotechnology industry, specializing in downstream processing and purification of biologics. Oleg has been with ChromaTan since October 2009, leading technical and business development of the company.

  • Rajiv Datar
    President & CEO

    A seasoned bioentrepreneur with 25+ years of experience encompassing drug development, bioprocessing technology and biomanufacturing. Team member on the first four recombinant drugs ever developed and produced. Cumulatively raised $90+ million across several projects in equity, debt and project finance over course of career.

  • Craig Pointer
    Associate Director of Engineering

    Large-scale manufacturing. Overall responsibility for engineering and systems development.

  • Thiago Millen, PhD
    Associate Director of Process Development

    Process Sciences and Design, Cell & Gene Therapy

  • Associate Director, HR and Operations

    Human Resources Management, Project Management, Bookkeeping, Inventory


Previous Investors

  • Ben Franklin of Central PA $500,000
    Life Science Greenhouse of Central PA $600,000
    Series A - Lehigh Valley Angels $215,000
  • Series A - Ben Franklin of Southeastern PA $250,000
    Series A and Notes - $350,000 Sorensen Family Office
    Series A- MRA Realty $160,000
  • Frank Li
    James Furey
  • Alex Chen
    Neal Mody
  • John Lilly
    Catherine Mott

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