WaferGen Bio systems
United States of America
Ivan Trifunovich, Ph.D., is an established leader in the healthcare and life science industries, where he has held a number of executive positions and served as a strategic consultant to global multi-national companies. He was the Executive Chairman of Helicos Biosciences from October 2010 until September 2012. Previously, Dr. Trifunovich served as the Senior Vice President of Third Wave Technologies, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company, from December 2001 through August 2008. Prior to joining Third Wave Technologies, Inc., Dr. Trifunovich held successive positions of increasing responsibility in sales and marketing and R&D with large pharmaceutical companies. During his tenure in large pharma, he was the named inventor on multiple patents related to the semi-synthesis of TAXOL(R). Dr. Trifunovich received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry at UCLA and an M.B.A. at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.