What an honor! The Biosero team is thrilled that three of our talented employees have been honored by the San Diego Business Journal for its list of Women of Influence in the Life Sciences. According to its website, the publication’s list is “celebrating female trailblazers in the life sciences.”
Our hometown of San Diego boasts a thriving biotech community, making this selection even more meaningful since there are so many influential women to choose from. On the list of 39 honorees, Biosero is the only company to have three of its team members included.
We congratulate the winners: Ruth Petersen, Evelyne Ploquin, and Andrea Salazar. Here’s a quick look at what makes them so special.
Ruth Petersen, Director of Marketing, is passionate about making life sciences and laboratory automation accessible. She has spent more than 20 years in the field, specializing in microfluidics and laboratory automation. She led the development and deployment of liquid handlers from micro solenoid and piezo technologies to acoustic dispensing. Recently, she shifted to marketing to increase the accessibility of laboratory automation and bridge the gap between engineering and science. She works with scientists to identify their research challenges and provide automation solutions that will get them to their critical discoveries faster and more reliably.
Evelyne Ploquin, Solutions Architect, has been instrumental in the evolution of lab automation software, digitally tracking samples and compounds, and collecting and contextualizing all the data relevant to a scientific experiment. With more than 10 years of experience in laboratory automation, she has helped many laboratories and academic institutions embrace automation — and downstream, countless patients are reaping the benefits of these reliable, reproducible systems. Evelyne aims to accelerate the ability of life science researchers to improve the quality of life for everyone.
Andrea Salazar, Chief Operating Officer, is a passionate leader charged with executing the company’s vision to improve the world by accelerating discoveries through automation. In the COVID-19 pandemic, she implemented a rapid response effort, providing more than $2 million in free laboratory automation software to scientists who were automating or repurposing equipment dedicated to SAR-CoV-2 research. This strategy helped researchers get up to speed more quickly than would otherwise have been possible. Andrea has helped grow Biosero from four employees in 2011 to 65 employees worldwide and has implemented philanthropy programs through which employees can direct the company’s charitable contributions.
Congratulations to all of San Diego Business Journal’s honorees!