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Resonant Sensors Incorporated

We sell biosensor equipment and disposables that accelerate biochemical tests by 15-100x for drug development and rapid medical diagnostics.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Biotechnology
  • Location Arlington, TX, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded December 2004
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

Resonant Sensors Incorporated (RSI) has developed a new class of biosensor systems for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Our patented products use an advanced optical method that can quantify biochemical reactions in real-time with minimal processing and materials. Current products include a bioassay reader system and disposable sensors that dramatically reduce screening costs and time in drug development and medical diagnostics.


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    Debra Wawro
    CEO and Chief Scientist

    Co-Founder, and inventor of key sensor technology under development by Resonant Sensors Incorporated. Ms. Wawro has led the company fulltime as Chief Executive Officer since 2006. Prior to co-founding RSI, she held Operations/Commodity Management and R&D Management positions in the Telecommunication industry at Marconi Networks and Tellabs. She has also led a research lab analyzing and developing drug delivery methods for chemotherapeutic agents

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    Robert Magnusson

    Co-founder and inventor of the biosensor technology developed and commercialized by Resonant Sensors Incorporated. Dr. Magnusson is a recognized pioneer in guided-mode resonance technology research and scholarship. He holds the Texas Instruments Distinguished University Chair in Nanoelectronics at the University of Texas-Arlington. He has authored over 300 publications and has more than 15 pending and issued patents. He received the Ph. D. degree

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    Susanne Gimlin
    Director of Operations

    Before coming to RSI, Susanne was Director of Quality and Regulatory compliance at PharmaFab, Inc. Responsibilities included the preparation and approval of product development reports, equipment and process validation protocols, analytical methods validation, establishing and maintaining various licensing with federal, state and local agencies (including FDA, EPA and OSHA). She has a BS in Chemistry from Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

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    Mike Baca
    Director of Business Development

    Mike graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with degrees in Engineering and Economics and received his Masters of Business Administration degree from Texas Christian University with an emphasis in finance. Mike is an experienced investor in medical device startup companies.

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    William Birt

    Bill held prior operations management positions at Cardinal Health, Allergan (a pharmaceutical company) and US Precision lens. He is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and has an MS in Technology.


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    Ted Shiells of Shiells Law LLC
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    Jill Stallard, CPA

Previous Investors

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    2 individual Investors
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    State of Texas Emerging Technology Fund