Turning Knowledge and Insight into Action
Andrew L. Johnson, Ph.D. is the founder and president of UpStart Life Sciences (www.upstartlifesci.com), a weekly blog and management consulting firm dedicated to the challenges and opportunities facing entrepreneurs in the process of starting and growing new companies in the life sciences.
Dr. Johnson has over 20 years of product commercialization experience at large (PerkinElmer), medium (Harvard Bioscience) and small (Protein Forest) companies (>30 product launches in proteomics, genomics, cell biology and diagnostics). As a business leader and Cell & Molecular biologist, Dr. Johnson has a unique understanding and expertise in successfully addressing the business development and technical issues that both emerging and established companies face as they go to market and grow.
Dr. Johnson has lead cross-functional new product development teams on both national and international levels with instrument platforms, reagent kits and analytical software offerings. These initiatives have required his active participation in corporate strategy development at the highest level, including with the Board of Directors and senior management. Ultimately, this has led to significant company growth by both expanding revenues and profitability of existing products and through strategic acquisitions.
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