Aanika Biosciences Signals Continued Growth and Expansion of its Food Traceabili… – Press Release


Aanika Biosciences (aanikabio.com), which brings the power of biotech into the supply chain, announced today the expansion of its leadership and science team.

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Christopher Ryan (Photo: Business Wire)

Christopher Ryan (Photo: Business Wire)

Brought on to spearhead business and product development are three senior executives with deep expertise in regulatory, operations, and strategic growth:

  • Kevin Gillies, Head of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs: Gillies previously served as Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, for DuPont Nutrition and Health / Danisco and brings extensive experience in the global regulation of food ingredients and microbial food cultures.
  • Joshua Koch, Chief of Staff: Koch, with deep expertise in operations and finance, worked in Intelligence as a Cryptologic Linguist while serving 6 years in the U.S. Navy and went on to complete his MBA from Columbia Business School
  • Christopher Ryan, Head of Business Development: An expert in fresh produce and the fast-moving perishable consumer goods industry, Ryan has a proven track record of delivering revenue growth through focused cross-selling of strategic core services.

“We are on a mission to revolutionize how products are tracked through supply chains for businesses, for consumers and for the planet,” said Vishaal Bhuyan, co-founder and CEO of Aanika, “and in order to achieve that vision, we need strong leaders like Kevin, Joshua and Christopher.”

Additionally, co-founder Dr. Ellen Jorgensen has expanded her Research & Development team with seasoned scientists in molecular biology and biotech:

  • Dr. Jamie Richards, Senior Scientist: Dr. Richards has spent more than 25 years in the field of molecular biology, including over ten years developing diagnostics and therapeutics in the biopharmaceutical industry. He holds a doctoral degree from Newcastle University in the UK.
  • Dr. Christine Scaduto, Scientist II: