I have been involved in Biotech for over 25 years. I started in academic research at the University of Rochester in 1985 and moved to Maryland in 1988 to work in R&D in the Molecular Diagnostics division of Life Technologies (LTI). LTI sold the division in 1991 and this became Digene. After that I was an Associate Scientist at LTI in Cell Biology, Enzymes and Biochemistry before moving into management. I managed the Vialing, Cell Biology, Warehouse & Recieving, Central Support and Biochemistry groups, terminating my career at LTI in Engineering when Invitrogen moved in in 2000.
After a brief exit form Biotech, serving as Engineering Manager at BP Solar, I was most recently employed as Director of Operations at In Vitro Technologies (IVT) in Catonsville.
When IVT was sold in 2006, I decided it was time to try it on my own and started Gahaga Biosciences. Gahaga is an acronym for Garner-Hardy-Gage. Gahaga is a Stem Cell company. More specifically, we make stem cells and products useful in stem cell research using after-birth tissue. We have made mesenchymal stem cells, hematopoietic stem cells, placental extracts, cord blood serum and foreskin feeder cells thus far.