Our Company 

BioGenex designs, develops, and commercializes advanced fully-automated molecular pathology systems for cancer diagnosis, prognosis, personalized medicine, and life science research. The recent introduction of our eFISHency integrated workflow solution for FISH laboratories and miRNA system for characterization of CUP and for undifferentiated tumors is a game changer that has no rival in the industry. Our fully-automated molecular pathology workstations are the most advanced system globally. Our customer focused approach, with premier after sales support and excellent technical service, provides the best in class customer care. Our spirit of innovation drives us to deliver cutting edge technology, years ahead of our competition, and the finest systems for life Science research and diagnostics.

 

Facts and Figures

Mission To become a global molecular medicine company providing
affordable solutions for life science research and personalized
medicine
Founders Krishan L. Kalra, Ph.D., Satya Kalra
CEO Krishan L. Kalra, Ph.D.
Incorporation San Ramon, California, 1981
Industry Tissue and cell-based cancer diagnostics
Locations Headquarters: Fremont, California, USA
Regional Center of Excellence: Hyderabad, India
Manufacturing Sites: Fremont, California, USA and Hyderabad, India
Agency Office: Shanghai, China
Wholly Owned Subsidiary in Europe: Milan, Italy
Customer Service Centers: Fremont, Hyderabad, Shanghai and Milan
Regulatory Certifications ISO 13485 (2003), ISO 9001 (2008), cGMP, IVD - CE certified
Number of Employees 250+ globally
Product Areas Multiple fully automated molecular pathology workstations
Immunohistochemistry (IHC)
In-situ hybridization (ISH)
Fluorescence in-situ hybridization (FISH)
In-situ PCR
Special stains (SS)
Multiplex stains
MicroRNA and HPV probe system
Flagship Products Xmatrx systems, i6000 systems, i500 Plus, EZ-Retriever, IHC
primary antibodies, microRNA probes, special stains, IHC/ISH
detection kits
Global Reach 70+ distributors across 47 countries
Customers Pathologists, histotechnologists, reference labs, clinical lab
professionals, pharmaceutical/biotechnology and academic
researchers
Patents 25 US and foreign patents granted
28 US and foreign patents pending

 

Mission Statement

 

Our Core Values

At BioGenex, our performance-oriented culture and customer-centric approach are the foundation of our success. Built upon that foundation, we have erected six pillars of business – they define who we are and guide every decision we make.

  • Empowerment: Our employees are empowered to make decisions that help improve our products, services and the company.
  • Dedication: Our success is due to the dedication and passion brought to work every day by our employees.
  • CollaborationOur success stems from promoting teamwork and working together toward a common goal -- collaboration is a cornerstone of our work culture.
  • Customer Focus: The customer's interest is our top priority. Large or small, high volume or low, we build long term customer relationships through attentiveness, excellence, fairness and superior performance.
  • Innovation: Our products are created by continually challenging ourselves to seek alternative solutions to complex problems that customers may face. Innovation is a key driver for our growth. 
  • Integrity: We "do the right thing" and believe in being responsive, straight-forward and committed to our customers.

 

Our History

BioGenex was founded in 1981 in San Ramon, California. The company was established with a firm resolution to become a global molecular medicine company providing affordable solutions for life sciences research and personalized medicine.

In 1991, BioGenex acquired American Bionetics (ABN) and turned their DNA/RNA reagent business into a profitable venture within six months. Since then, the company has launched a series of automated staining systems and a full suite of innovative histology products.

Today, BioGenex is a global market leader in molecular pathology providing customer-centric solutions for complete automation of cell and tissue staining. Through its cutting-edge and patented technologies, the company has transformed the practice of slide-based staining in many molecular pathology laboratories.

Early, affordable and accurate diagnosis at the molecular level has resulted in a higher quality of life for cancer patients. BioGenex takes pride in making a difference through its innovative products and superior customer service.

 

BioGenex Timeline

2010s
2014 – Introduction of Xmatrx ULTRA, NANO and MINI systems
2014 – Dedication of 100,000 sq.ft. Regional Center of Excellence in Hyderabad, India
2014 – BioGenex S.R.L., a wholly owned subsidiary of BioGenex, established in Milan, Italy
2013 – Introduction of multiple Nucleic Acid Detection (NAD) products
2012 – Xmatrx offered in situ PCR and miRNA assays
2010 – Agency office open in Shanghai, China


2000s
2009 – Abbott and BioGenex extended Xmatrx technology co-development and distribution agreement
2009 – Introduction of eFISHiency, fully automated FISH system powered by Xmatrx ELITE
2006 – Hyderabad, India subsidiary established
2005 – FDA approved Insite HER2/neu (CB11) monoclonal antibody
2005 – Introduction of Super Sensitive Polymer-HRP detection system
2005 – Introduction of Xmatrx staining system
2004 – BioGenex entered agreement with Abbott to co-develop FISH automation
2001 – Introduction of i6000 staining system


1990s
1999 – Introduction of special stain kits to OptiMax Plus staining system
1996 – Introduction of Advanced OptiMax Plus staining system
1994 – Introduction of first generation of OptiMax Plus staining system
1994 – Introduction of DNA probe product line for in situ hybridization
1991 – Acquisition of American Bionetics (ABN) was completed
1990 – Introduction of MultiLink IHC detection system


1980s
1989 – Introduction of BioGenex antigen retrieval products
1981 – Company founded in San Ramon, California

 

Management  

Krishan L. Kalra, Ph.D.

CEO and Founder

Dr. Kalra is the CEO and Founder of BioGenex and has more than 30 years of experience in organizational leadership, business management and technology innovation. He was a senior management executive at Abbott and Bio-Rad before founding BioGenex. A scientist at heart, Dr. Kalra is the author of numerous scientific publications and the inventor of over 50 US and foreign patents in the field of automated systems, biological tools for translational and clinical research and molecular diagnostics. He was also a Scientific Officer and an Assistant Professor at the University of Rajasthan. As a business leader, he was a founding member and the first globalization chair of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) in which he currently serves as a charter member. He has also served its Board of Trustees for three additional years. Dr. Kalra received his M.S. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Rajasthan and Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois.

 

Quality Policy

BioGenex is committed to the design, manufacture and distribution of safe, effective and reliable products. To achieve our quality goal, we will:

  • Meet or exceed internal and external customer needs
  • Meet or exceed applicable worldwide quality standards and regulatory requirements
  • Continually motivate and develop our employees to improve our processes and quality system

 

Career Opportunities

Why Join Us?

BioGenex provides you a career path that has immense growth opportunities.

The fabric of our work life encompasses the three "I"s: Innovation, Imagination and Intuition. The values of thought leadership, trust, empowerment, transparency, empathy, accountability, ownership, focus and freedom define our identity as a great place to work and grow.

Our employees are encouraged to share ideas, collaborate and understand that it is the collective strength of a team that makes us successful. We are performance-driven and work hard to instill a sense of quality into every aspect of our organization from our products and services to the development of our employees.

Apart from all this, it is the ultimate satisfaction of working with a platform of life-altering technology solutions that can make a huge difference to lives of millions of cancer patients who receive an accurate and early diagnosis.
 

 

Benefits and Rewards

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Vacation and Holidays
  • 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Sick Leave
  • Employee Assistant
  • Employee Referral Program
 

 

If you would like to join our inspired and talented team of professionals, please submit your cover letter and resume/CV with the position title in the subject line of your email at hr@biogenex.com

 

 

Hiring Process

Our recruitment process typically consists of the following steps:

  • Application
  • Questionnaire
  • Telephone interview
  • Personal interview
  • Reference check
  • The offer