Monthly Archives: March 2012


A crazy time four times a year – the end of a quarter

This week is the last week of a financial quarter. Phones go unanswered, emails get put off, conference calls are rescheduled, and for many years (when I ‘carried a bag’), there would be a nervous pit in my stomach. So it goes in sales. There are tremendous benefits into going […]


Why I enjoy selling into the Life Science marketplace

(You can follow this blog with Bloglovin here.) I had been a life science reagents and equipment consumer for about 10 years, and have now been on the sales and marketing and technical support side of the same market for another 1112 years. Here are four reasons why I enjoy […]


Four online resources for a healthy NGS information diet 2

Any healthy diet has a good balance: regular ‘staples’, a fair amount of variety, and the occassional surprise ‘treat’. For next-generation sequencing, the web offers unparalled information to keep up-to-date. Here is a short list of four sites that compose a healthy NGS diet – everyday staples and a lot […]


Sequencing equipment provider Pacific Biosciences (PACB) and the rate of change 4

February 2008, Marco Island Florida – an exciting time in the world of NGS, the first pioneering papers were being published using short-read sequencing that are now every-day applications – ChIP, RNA-Seq, small RNA, the first whole genomes.  


High School biology students and Genomics

Over the past few years I’ve been interested in contributing back to the community I live in, but as a busy father-of-three (ages 3 to 9) there just isn’t the ability to ‘cold-call’ a local high-school and volunteer. That is, until a family vacation took us to Colonial Williamsburg VA and […]


Just what is “Next Generation Technologist” about anyway? 1

“The future is already here – it’s just not very evenly distributed.” – William Gibson This is a blog about next-generation sequencing and it’s intersection with marketing and business in general (primarily), which happens to be my particular area of professional expertise, having focused on next-generation sequencing since late 2006, […]