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Opentrons Announces Medical Robotics Expert Gregory Cole as Chief Innovation Officer to Accelerate AI-Driven Robo-Lab Partnerships and Innovations

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Opentrons Labworks, Inc., a leader in lab automation and makers of accessible lab robotics, announced the appointment of Gregory Cole, PhD as Chief Innovation Officer. With over a decade of medical robotics, IP strategy, and product commercialization expertise, Dr. Cole will be responsible for establishing commercial and academic partnerships with leading research institutions and biopharma companies and creating novel product solutions for the company’s Opentrons Flex, the first liquid-handling robot designed to be compatible with “design-of-experiment” programs, including AI-driven agents utilizing large language models (LLMs).

“Greg’s remarkable experience underscores his proficiency in steering robotic technologies towards successful commercialization,” said Jonathan Brennan-Badal, CEO of Opentrons. “With a proven history of advancing medical robotics and fostering corporate partnerships, he will play a pivotal role in driving the continued global reach of Opentrons Flex and delivering innovative automated solutions to life science researchers. We welcome Greg to the Opentrons family.”

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Dr. Cole served as Chief Technology Officer and Advisor at AiM Medical Robotics, responsible for developing and manufacturing image-guided robotic surgical devices and R&D platforms. He was also VP, Engineering and Field Services at MineSense Corporation, where he scaled solutions for comprehensive hardware and software systems, product development structure, and engineering organization development. Dr. Cole holds a PhD in Robotics Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

“Opentrons is propelling automated lab robotics to new heights in scientific research. The opportunity to leverage Opentrons’ technology for laboratory automation will fast-track scientific discoveries, providing an unmatched level of efficiency and precision without compromising on accuracy. I’m looking forward to bringing my expertise in engineering to help them advance Opentrons Flex and other automated solutions,” said Dr. Cole.

SOURCE: BusinessWire


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