What we do
Our vision is to provide products that process raw tissue into samples ready for genomic analysis.
Board of Directors
Stevan Jovanovich, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO
Dr. Stevan Jovanovich is the President/CEO of both S2 Genomics, Inc., and its parent Silicon Valley Scientific, Inc. S2 Genomics was founded in 2016 to develop integrated sample preparation systems for genomics focusing on tissue samples. Previously, he was President/CEO/Founder and CTO of IntegenX, Inc., a Silicon Valley Scientific, Inc. spinout. IntegenX is the global leader in rapid human identification. Dr. Jovanovich is a co-founder and Director of Functional Biosciences, Inc., a leading CLIA DNA sequencing laboratory.
Before co-founding Silicon Valley Scientific, Inc., Dr. Jovanovich was Vice President of Global Research at Amersham Biosciences. Prior positions include Science Director at Amersham Biosciences Sunnyvale, Manager of Advanced Research at Molecular Dynamics, Staff Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Director of Microbiology at AbTox Inc, founder of Molecular Solutions, and Applications Programmer at the Institute for Defense Analyses.
He is author of 28 peer-reviewed papers and reviews, an inventor on over 70 patents, and has automated life science workflows since 1987. He holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Physics and Life Sciences from MIT, a Ph.D. in Microbiology from University of California at Davis with a minor in Molecular Biology, and a Certificate in Object-Oriented Programming from the University of California Santa Cruz Extension.
Peter Wagner, Ph.D.
Dr. Peter Wagner is a seasoned biotech executive with a 20-year track record of leadership and innovative technology implementation and commercialization in the life science tool and diagnostics sectors. His main interest is on white space product development, startup entrepreneurship, strategic business development and manufacturing/supply chain scale up operations. Dr. Wagner has led and managed multi-disciplinary teams in challenging environments and his core scientific expertise centers at the interface of biochemistry and materials/surface science. As a cofounder of S2, he serves on its Board as well as provides various operations and business development assistance on a part-time basis. Together with Dr. Jovanovich, he co-invented the Spatial Sequencing technology for S2.
Before co-founding S2 Genomics, Inc., Dr. Wagner established Coincident Biosciences, a product development and operations consulting firm, and for the past 16 years prior, he was CEO/CTO at Zyomyx Inc., a protein chip and cell-based diagnostics leader he cofounded in 1998. Prior to Zyomyx, Dr. Wagner was an Alexander-von-Humboldt Fellow at the Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine, Stanford University.
Dr. Wagner coauthored 38 peer-reviewed publications, is an inventor on over 65 patents, presented at over 100 scientific conferences and was named World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer. He holds two M.S. degrees in Biochemistry and Chemistry from the Universities FU Berlin and Stuttgart-Hohenheim, Germany, and a Ph.D. in Single Molecule Biophysics and Nanoscale Surface Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland.
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