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Asuragen Inc (AKA:Ambion Diagnostics Inc)
Profile last edited on: 2/16/2022

MRNA- and miRNA-based molecular diagnostics for cancer and genetic diseases
Year Founded
First SBIR Year
Latest SBIR Award
Program Status
Active (Acquired)


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Location Information

2150 Woodward Street Suite 100
Austin, TX 78744
   (877) 777-1874
Multiple Locations:   
Congressional District:   35
County:   Travis

Public Profile

Formerly a subsidiary of Ambion, Inc, in March 2021 it was reported that Asuragen had been acquired by Minneapolis based, Bio-Techne (NASDAQ:TECH). Asuragen functions as a fully integrated diagnostic development company and pharmaceutical services provider with special capabilities in the area of mRNA and miRNA. SBIR-involved since the very early days after founding, the Company¬ís diagnostic product portfolio consists of the first-ever validated microRNA diagnostic assay for pancreatic cancer, quantitative RNA tests for leukemia gene translocations, innovative genetic testing solutions for the fragile X mental retardation (FMR1) gene, Signature¬ģ Oncology products for the qualitative detection of gene translocations and mutations in a variety of hematological and solid tumors, RNA stabilization technologies, and industry-leading controls and standards engineered using its patented Armored RNA technology. Asuragen is empowered with a high level of scientific expertise and assay development capabilities, CLIA and GLP testing services, and an established cGMP manufacturing facility, which allow it to span the spectrum of discovery, testing, production and commercialization for companion diagnostics.

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Privately Held
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Key People / Management

  Matthew McManus -- President and CEO

  Bernard F Andruss -- SVP, Operations and Regulatory Affairs

  Carol E Berry -- Sr. Vp, General Manager Of Genomic Services

  Eran Bram --

  John Brown --

  Justin Brown --

  Rollie Carlson -- Former President and CEO

  Liangjing C Chen --

  Ashish Choudhary --

  Frederick A Fletcher -- Senior VP, Operations

  Bradley Hall --

  Brian Clifton Haynes --

  Colin M Hill -- Senior VP, Commerical Operations

  Lynne Hohlfeld -- CFO; Senior Vice President, Corporate Development

  Jessica Lynn Larson --

  Gary J Latham -- VP, Research and Technology Development

  Elizabeth Mambo --

  Fayyaz Memon -- VP, Regulatory of Clinical Affairs & Quality Assurance

  Doug Sites -- VP, Clia Sales And Marketing

  Jennifer Skeen --

  Sarah Nicole Statt --

  Debra Thompson -- Head of Human Resources

  Matt Winkler -- Chairman of the Board and Cso

  Huiping Zhu --