Speaker Profile

VP Technology & Lead, Microbiome Program, DNA Genotek
Biography

Aaron Del Duca is the VP Technology & Microbiome Program Lead at DNA Genotek. He completed his degree in molecular biology at McMaster University, and studied Autism genetics at Queen’s. He was one of the first hires at DNA Genotek and played key roles in Product Management and Business Development. In 2011, DNA Genotek was acquired by OraSure Technologies for $53M. In 2012, Aaron started-up the Microbiome Business Unit, commercialized the OMNIgene product line for sampling and bias-free stabilization of microbial communities, and launched Microbiome-on-Demand – a turn-key service for lab processing, in silico analysis and metadata capture. DNA Genotek’s leadership in the biospecimen collection/stabilization space has led to recognition as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum and as a Top 100 Global Innovator by Red Herring. DNA Genotek’s customers include the world’s most prominent Direct-to-Consumer ‘omics companies as well as thousands of researchers and clinicians in 100+ countries.

Presentation Title and Company Description

Microbial Profiling Showcase: Population-Scale Sampling of the Human Microbiome
DNA Genotek creates category-defining biospecimen collection & stabilization devices for genomics and microbiome applications. We wrap these in logistical and analytical solutions which enable sampling anywhere, at scale. We serve the leading Consumer-Omics companies and 1,000s of researchers in 100+ countries.