Laurence Warden is Vice President of Engineering and Instrumentation. Laurence has more than 30 years’ experience developing class-leading lab instrumentation and medical diagnostics devices in a startup environment, building engineering teams and launching paradigm-shifting products to market.
Laurence joined SGI-DNA, (a subsidiary of Synthetic Genomics) in 2013 to build an engineering team to design and commercialize the BioXp 3200. During his tenure at SGI-DNA he has managed several functions within the organization including Technical Support, Instrument Manufacturing and Quality Control.
During his career, Mr. Warden has developed Class 1 thru 3 Medical Devices, including intravenous infusion pumps for IMED Corporation, non-invasive superconducting neural diagnostic systems for Biomagnetic Technologies, Inc., a wavefront-based ophthalmic diagnostic device for Ophthonix , Inc., and a laser-based 3D dental imaging and CNC crown and inlay manufacturing system for Glidewell Labs. In the laboratory system field, Mr. Warden led mechanical development of Accumetric’s point-of-care whole blood assay system, as well as the instrument portion of Genicon Sciences’s system for ultra-low level detection of DNA, RNA, and proteins. Mr. Warden holds more than 30 US patents and has received numerous awards for both the technical and design aspects of products developed under his supervision.
Laurence received a Bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering from San Diego State University in 1987.