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Daniel Kagan Promoted to President at

Former nanoengineer is spearheading the creation and launch of’s biotech-as-a-service platform

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE), the healthcare industry’s leading marketplace for life science research, announced today the promotion of Daniel Kagan, PhD, to President. In his new role, Dan will launch and grow’s new AI-powered biotech-as-a-serviceTM (BaaS) platform and continue to lead the company’s operations and strategic partnering efforts.

“Dan has played a critical role in’s meteoric rise over the last six years, touching nearly every aspect of the organization,” said Kevin Lustig, PhD,’s CEO. “His exceptional leadership, clear-sighted vision and legendary work ethic have helped the company take huge steps toward achieving its mission to empower scientists and make it possible to cure all human diseases by 2050.”

Dan joined in 2013 after an award-winning PhD from UC San Diego’s powerhouse bioengineering program. As the company’s Vice President of Research and then Chief Operating Officer, he has played a pivotal role in building into one of the country’s fastest-growing private companies (peaking at #9 on the Inc. 500 list in 2018). Under his leadership, year over year sales have increased for 73 straight months, from $11M USD in 2015 to $265M USD in 2020. Dan has also worked tirelessly to foster a vibrant, close-knit and hard-working culture that is the secret sauce behind the company’s success. His commitment to fostering and growing new leadership within has resulted in very low employee turnover. Reflecting his efforts, the company was recognized by Inc. magazine in 2018 and 2019 as one of “America’s Best Workplaces.”

About is the pharmaceutical industry’s leading AI-powered marketplace for outsourced R&D. The marketplace simplifies R&D sourcing, saves time and money, reduces risk and provides access to the latest innovative tools and technologies. operates private enterprise marketplaces for most of the world’s major pharmaceutical companies, over 80 biotechnology companies, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and the US National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Last Updated: 09-Feb-2021