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Ocean Ridge Biosciences, LLC

A rapidly growing and profitable contract research laboratory specializing in RNA profiling and biomarker discovery

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Biotechnology
  • Location Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2005
  • Employees 8
  • Website

Company Summary

Ocean Ridge Biosciences (ORB) is a profitable South Florida-based laboratory contract research organization (CRO) providing innovative RNA Profiling and Biomarker Discovery services to Drug Discovery and Drug Development researchers. ORB is an established competitor with pricing and technical advantages in sequencing- and microarray-based profiling of small RNAs, and plans a vigorous expansion of market share in this niche.


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    David Willoughby

    David Willoughby, Ph.D., Founder, Manager, and Senior Scientist, received graduate and postdoctoral training in Molecular Biology at The University of Southern California and The Burnham Research Institute, respectively. He has over 15 years of genomics industry experience (Nanogen, CuraGen, ORB), specializing in development of new products for drug discovery and diagnostics.

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    Elizabeth Handel
    Board Member

    Libby Handel Ph.D. is Director of Business Development at the Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies, and previously served as Director of Biotechnology Programs at Palm Beach State College. She provides expertise in technology transfer, licensing, and accessing public funding sources.

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    Becky Mercer
    Board Member

    Dr. Mercer is the Director of Biotechnology at Palm Beach State College and an Adjunct Professor at Nova University. She earned her Ph.D. in Metabolic Sciences from the Department of Molecular Medicine at Columbia University in New York, and completed post-doctoral training in the Department of Cancer Biology at Scripps Florida. Subsequently, she was employed as a Project Manager and Technical Writer in the Scripps-Florida HTS facility for an add


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    Jim Rogers
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    Jim Salvia

Previous Investors

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    David Willoughby|Donny Strosberg, Katherinew Willoughby|Town of Jupiter