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Cytonome was founded in 2009 on the premise of providing advanced solutions for cell purification needs.

By developing new technologies in breakthrough areas and platform design, Cytonome enables clinicians, scientists, researchers and cell production / pharmaceutical companies to extend how they can conduct their scientific and industrial processes. Building upon a strong intellectual property portfolio, Cytonome consistently targets application-specific cell purification platforms that are based on novel means of selecting and sorting cells. In doing so, the Cytonome instrument family addresses several unmet cell purification needs; greater accessibility of traditional sorting technologies by means of system size and price reduction, custom high speed sorting platforms by means of unique, novel system architectures and next-generation high-speed sterile cell sorting and collection by means of proprietary microfluidics technologies.

Multiple platforms display the breadth of Cytonome capabilities, from the world’s smallest, easiest-to-operate, application-specific cell sorter, through custom sorting designs and up to leading edge next-gen cell purification technologies. At its heart, Cytonome thinks about cell analysis and purification in novel ways, leveraging this approach to continue to further the advancement of cell analyses and therapies.

Intellectual Property

Cytonome possesses an expansive portfolio of intellectual property, with 97 issued patents in a variety of technical areas, with particular focus on microfluidics. A further 59 patent applications are pending.

The names Viva™, Hydris™ and GigaSort™ are trademarks of Cytonome/ST, LLC.


Issued Patents


Patents Pending


The Cytonome Team is made up of experienced professionals with a deep and diverse knowledge base encompassing engineering, biology, manufacturing, finance, intellectual property, project management, quality and marketing.

Etienne Dano, M.S.

Director of Research and Development

Etienne Dano is the Director of Engineering at Cytonome. Over the past 16 years, Etienne has worked in a wide range of positions in the biotechnology industry both in R&D and production environments.  He has a broad theoretical and practical knowledge in system-level design and troubleshooting.  In his current role, he leads the R&D team in the development of new products at Cytonome.  Etienne holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Advanced Automation and Design from Cranfield University and a Diplôme d’Ingénieur from the Université de Technologie de Compiegne.


Jeremy Ducharme, MBA, PMP

Director of Project Managment

Jeremy Ducharme is the Director of Project Management at Cytonome. Jeremy has held a number of positions in both the medical device and commercial product space. He began his career in Engineering, holding positions in Advanced R&D, Product Development, Field Installation, and Manufacturing. Following his roles in Engineering, Jeremy transitioned to project management where he was responsible for leading project teams in the development and commercialization of consumer products. In his current role, he is responsible for Project Management and Operations. Jeremy holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an MBA from Babson College, and a PMP certification from the Project Management Institute.

Katy McGirr, PhD

Director of Marketing & Applications

Katy McGirr joined Cytonome in 2014 and is the Director of Marketing and Applications. She is responsible for Cytonome’s marketing strategy as well as the biological applications group. She brings over 10 years of experience in the life sciences and biotechnology space and has expertise in new product development, product launch and strategic planning. Prior to joining Cytonome, Katy held product management roles at Seahorse Bioscience (now Agilent Technologies) and Bio-Rad Laboratories. She holds a B.S. in Biology from University of California, Santa Barbara and a Ph.D. in Infections Diseases and Immunity from University of California, Berkeley.

Chris Negus

Vice President of Manufacturing

Chris Negus is the Vice President of Manufacturing at Cytonome. Chris has over 15 years experience in production supervision and manufacturing engineering management in the field of laser-based instrumentation and disposable products, including experience with FDA 510K/PMA regulated devices.   In his current role, Chris is responsible for the product manufacturing functions and manufacturing engineering at Cytonome.  Prior to his current position, he was a Director of Operations at MediSpectraand SpectraScience and was the Manager of Manufacturing Engineering at Palomar Medical Technologies.

John C. Sharpe, Ph.D.

Chief Technology Officer

Dr. John C. Sharpe is the Chief Technology Officer of Cytonome. He has over two decades of experience in developing and commercializing advanced cellular analysis and purification technologies that utilize advanced biophysics principles. Dr. Sharpe is recognized in the flow cytometry industry as a key member of  the development team for the MoFlo high speed cell sorter, and as the program and technical lead on the CyAn high performance analyzer system. John has led multiple product development and commercial initiatives in a range of companies, and has been responsible for due diligence studies in a number of corporate acquisitions.  John holds a Ph.D. from The University of Waikato, New Zealand.

Franklin Uyleman

Director of Quality & Regulatory

Franklin Uyleman joined Cytonome in 2013.  As the Director of Quality and Regulatory, he is responsible for the company’s quality, regulatory and safety strategy and execution both within and outside of the organization.  He has 20+ years of broad domestic and international quality, regulatory and safety experience with medical and commercial analytical products. Prior to Cytonome, Franklin was the Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs with Dentsply IH, a subsidiary of Dentsply International.  Prior to this, he held various positions of increasing responsibility at Astra Tech, a subsidiary of Astra Zeneca; Mitsubishi Electronics Research Labs, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric; Vivid Technologies, a subsidiary of Hologic; and Thermedics Detection, a subsidiary of Thermo Electron. Franklin is also a US Army veteran.

Board of Directors

Cytonome has assembled an impressive team for its Board of Directors, comprised of Nobel Prize winning scientists, successful CEOs and representatives from substantial financial institutions.

Scientific Advisory Board

Cytonome has recruited a team of top advisers to serve on its Scientific Advisory Board. These experts are the top leaders in the fields of bone marrow transplantation, regenerative medicine and flow cytometry. This Scientific Advisory board has provided valued guidance to further Cytonome’s mission of delivering advanced solutions for cell purification.


We have moved to a beautiful, newly renovated facility in Bedford, MA!

9 Oak Park Drive, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730, USA.

Career Opportunities

At Cytonome, we seek those with a keen desire to develop the life science technologies of the future and to pursue excellence.

Cytonome excels in creating a workplace where imaginative thinkers can participate in a stimulating entrepreneurial environment and contribute to a highly motivated, success-driven team. Cytonome is an equal opportunity employer. The stated policy of the Company prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, pregnancy, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by federal, state, and/or local law.

Note to Employment Agencies: Please do not forward any agency resumes. Cytonome is not responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited.


Open Positions:

Field Service Engineer

Materials Control Coordinator

Service Technician

Manufacturing Optical Technician/Assembler

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineer

Contact Cytonome

9 Oak Park Drive, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730, USA.

Cytonome can be reached by phone at (617) 330-5030 or FAX (617) 330-5031. Web inquiries may be directed through our website at

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