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PortaScience, Inc.

The leader in on-farm diagnostic testing products for the dairy industry.

Company Summary

PortaScience develops manufactures and markets cost effective, easy to use, on farm diagnostic test devices for the early and rapid detection of mastitis and ketosis in dairy cows. We provide dairy farmers an affordable way to identify and treat these diseases early to improve the quality and quantity of milk production and thereby increase their bottom line.

Team

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    Michael Gavin
    CEO

    Has 30 years experience commercializing more than 30 products which have generated more than $500 million in revenue in both business development and product development capacity at Bayer Diagnostics, ITC, and Somerset Consulting. As VP of R&D at ITC he was responsible for development of the first FDA approved Prothrombin Time monitor for home use.

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    Ayoma Finlay, MS, MBA
    General Manager

    Has 15 years of experience in biotechnology/diagnostics field as sales and marketing manager for Pharmacia and E. Merck Diagnostics, and as an independent marketing consultant. Was also owner and CEO of education startup venture which she sold after 5 years at a 3x multiple prior to joining PortaCheck. Ms. Finlay has lived in Aasia and Europe and speaks five languages.

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    Arthur T. Healey, CPA, JD
    Financial Advisor

    A CPA and attorney with 12 years "Big Four" public accounting and 13 years CFO experience for early stage technology companies. Art was previously CFO for BioWarn, LLC that developed an electronic biodection device and InforMedix, Inc. that made a portatable electronic data collection devicefor clinical trials and disease management. Art was also a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young and Coopers & Lybrand.

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    David Lee
    Dairy Industry Advisor

    Has degrees in agriculture from Delaware Valley College and Penn State University. 30 years Dairy Extension Agent for Rutgers Cooperative Extension. Consulted nationally and internationally on milk quality and dairy production. Coordinator of milk quality and financial management programs. On Program Committee of National Mastitis Council. Frequent speaker and resource person for many dairy groups and processors.

Advisors

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    Archer & Greiner, P.C., Pepper Hamilton, LLP
    Lawyer
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    Harrison, Mauro & Morgan
    Accountant
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Previous Investors

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    Mrs. Elite Law
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    Richard Li
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