Robert (Bob) Barrett
Bob Barrett has over 30 years of experience in the Life Sciences, Clinical Diagnostics, and Blood Screening markets. Since the start of his career at Abbott Diagnostics Bob has been actively involved in the application of novel technologies to address critical needs in the clinical diagnostics, blood screening, life science research, and applied markets. Bob has held high level positions at leading companies including, Chiron, Roche, Qiagen, and Applied Biosystems/LIFE Technologies. During his tenure at Chiron Corp., Bob was instrumental in developing the market for the first HIV and HCV viral load testing products, including the launch of the world’s first HIV and HCV viral load test.
As Divisional Vice President/General Manager at Applied Biosystems, Bob was a founding member of the team that created AB’s ~$250m+ Applied Markets Division. This included AB’s global leading position in DNA forensics, food pathogen testing, and environmental and pharma QA/QC testing.
Bob currently consults with early commercial stage companies to identify and develop key strategic opportunities, establish critical external relationships, and create the necessary commercial infrastructures to drive future success.