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The Biotechnology Problem

You have a great idea for a new product, possibly even a prototype, but you can't get it to work. Your engineers don't understand the chemistry or the biology, your biologists don't understand computer programming or electrical engineering, your software engineers and hardware engineers can't even agree on whether the problem is the software or the hardware. Quite often, it is not just one bug, but a series of bugs interacting in both overt and subtle ways. Bugs in the software, bugs in the hardware, problems with the chemistry and/or biology of your approach. Perhaps even the core of your design is flawed. The real problem you face is that your product crosses too many domains, and while everyone has a general understanding of the overall design, no one is capable of understanding all of the low level interactions which cross the boundaries between the hardware, software, chemistry and biology.

Wouldn't it be great if there was someone who could understand the whole system? Someone who can speak the language of the different specialists from your scientific and engineering staff? Someone you can bring in to help you find the bugs and design flaws, possibly saving you months of time, keeping you ahead of your competitors?

After many years providing a wide range of computer consulting and development services, I returned to school for several years to prepare myself for an internal research project. In the process of this preparation, I earned the following additional degrees:

  • BS Biochemistry and Biophysics (with a chemistry minor, 2013)
  • MSc Molecular Medicine (2016)

These degrees and their associated research projects, in conjunction with my original computer science degree and extensive electrical engineering experience along with a long career including a great deal of work on biomedical devices have prepared me to provide a range of unique services for biotechnology companies.

Please let me know how I can help you.


Shannon Dealy, dealy@deatech.com