Industry veteran brings decades of experience building and scaling successful commercial strategies for leading life science and diagnostic companies
DNA Script, a world leader in Enzymatic DNA Synthesis (EDS) for DNA on demand, has added life sciences veteran Chris Barbazette as Chief Commercial Officer to its leadership team. In his new position, Barbazette will be responsible for leading DNA Script’s marketing, sales, and support teams and will play a pivotal role in building upon the company’s market position to drive continued commercial growth, as well as investor and customer value.
“We are excited to welcome Chris to the DNA Script family,” said CEO and co-founder Thomas Ybert. “Chris has an incredible wealth of experience bringing disruptive technologies to market on a global scale in both small and large organizations. I look forward to working with Chris as DNA Script continues to rapidly scale to meet demand for the SYNTAX Platform.”
Barbazette joins DNA Script from Resolve Biosciences, an emerging leader in spatial biology, where he served as Chief Commercial Officer and established the German parent company’s U.S. headquarters. In this role Barbazette developed the commercial strategy, led the development of the company’s branding, and built out front line sales, support, and marketing teams. Prior to Resolve Biosciences, Barbazette served in senior and executive leadership roles across several life science and diagnostic companies, including Genapsys and Agendia. At Affymetrix, he rose through several senior positions from 2007 and 2016, owning management of sales, marketing and support teams and commercial responsibilities across several continents until landing as Senior Vice President of Global Commercial Operations, where he aided in transitioning the commercial organization into Thermo Fisher Scientific following the company’s acquisition for $1.4 billion.
“I believe that DNA Script is at an inflection point with a disruptive technology to change the way the market operates. I want to lead the company to further customer centricity in application areas like synthetic biology, genomics and personalized medicine, where there is an unmet need for fast and on-demand custom solutions, ” said Barbazette. “I look forward to working alongside this highly talented and strong leadership team to build a global, world-class commercial organization.”
About DNA Script
Founded in 2014, DNA Script is a pioneering life sciences technology company developing a new, faster, more powerful and versatile way to design and manufacture nucleic acids. The company has developed an alternative to traditional DNA synthesis called Enzymatic DNA Synthesis, or EDS, allowing this technology to be accessible to labs with the first benchtop enzymatic synthesis instrument, the SYNTAX System. By putting DNA synthesis back in the lab, DNA Script aims to transform life sciences research through innovative technology that gives researchers unprecedented control and autonomy.