Nigel P. Beard, PhD is the Chief Technology Officer with over 19 years of experience in strategic technology development and delivery of new product opportunities. Nigel brings R&D leadership in next-generation sequencing (NGS), microfluidics, AI, machine learning, and additive manufacturing. He has launched 50+ products, including full DNA sequencing platforms and machine-learning-based custom manufacturing systems, is an inventor on 40+ patents, and has extensive experience from GSK to Life Technologies to startups like Feetz. His experience creates the foundation to build the next innovations and scale in single-cell genomics. Dr. Beard holds a PhD in Microfluidics from Imperial College, London, an MSc in Analytical Chemistry from Loughborough University, and a BSc in Applied Chemistry from De Montfort University in Leicester, UK.
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