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Cynthia Bamdad

founder, cso, Minerva Biotechnologies

While a Ph.D. student at Harvard, Dr. Cynthia Bamdad invented the first electronic DNA chip and the first universal protein chip. Intellectual property surrounding these inventions and extensions thereof, also developed by Bamdad, formed the cornerstone of a California startup company, which was sold within two years to Motorola for $300MM. She is the sole or co-inventor inventor of over 100 patent applications in the US and foreign for novel technologies, therapeutics and diagnostics. She has also given numerous invited talks to U.S. and foreign institutions on the topics of cancer research, neurodegenerative diseases, proteomics and biological warfare threat and detection.