TriMetis is dedicated to the advancement of medical research.
Supporting diagnostic, pharmaceutical, biotech, and academic institutions by increasing productivity through the acquisition of high-quality biospecimens utilizing our proprietary quality control systems.
TriMetis’ team has a unique background with direct experience as researchers (genomics, proteomics, and clinical research) with a vital need for high-quality biospecimens. Decades of experience have led us to invest and develop innovative technologies to proof the quality of biospecimens.
Our Quality Control System provides quantitative and qualitative data on the quality of a biospecimen before it is used.
Ideal for any Formalin-fixed Paraffin Embedded (FFPE) based technology, NextGen (DNA/RNA) Sequencing, Immunohistochemsitry, Ai developers, and biobankers.
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Who's writing our Story?
Phil Cestaro - President & CEO
Phil has more than 21 years of executive-level experience growing start-ups from foundation to over $65 million in value. He has a proven track record in starting, building, and running companies and divisions, specializing in entrepreneurial leadership, strategic planning, operations, information technology and financial experience.
Prior to joining TriMetis he was the President of SCRI Global Services at Sarah Cannon Research Institute and Director of Life Sciences Product Management and Strategy at Oracle Corporation.
Phil also currently serves as Vice President of Life Sciences at Memphis Bioworks Foundation and works closely with our Memphis, TN clients and partners including University of Tennessee
Phil can be found at our TriMetis headquarters in Memphis, usually running into a meeting or sprinting off to meet with our local clients
Jon Wetzel - COO
Jon is a researcher at heart having over 24 years of experience in the life sciences and 20 years of management in start-up biotech companies. He has created several companies, the latest being a co-founder of FoundationBio, which is now part of TriMetis.
Jon has served in academia and senior roles in industry with; University of Michigan, UCLA, Genelogic, Rosetta Inpharmatics, Asterand, and AdeptBio.
While at Asterand Jon developed a successful Biobank that generated significant revenue for the company
Jon holds several certifications from the University of Michigan for Lean and Six Sigma and is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt
Jon is listed on several publications and is the co-inventor on and patent holder of several products.
Jon can be found in the TriMetis lab; setting up biospecimen kits, consulting on collections and lab testing, or more likely balloon twisting, one of his many hobbies!
Leif Honda - Chief Innovation Officer
Leif has over 20 years of experience in the life sciences industry. Prior to joining TriMetis, he co-founded FoundationBio which is now part of TriMetis, as well as successfully built several life science start-ups.
Leif has served in senior roles in several start-up Life Science companies in Research Biospecimen Procurement, Diagnostics, and M&A transactions including companies Digilab LLC, BioVisioN, GmbH, and Genomic Solutions, LLC.
He is the inventor and holds several patents in peptide research tools and renal insufficiency diagnostics
He continues to give back to the community through various charities by donating his time and expertise.
He is currently a member of the Board of Visitors of the Kiski School, Director of Mumon Karate, and President of Rye Soccer Association.
Leif can be found helping clients further their research, meeting with our ever-growing team, or on the soccer field coaching!
Based in the land of Elvis, Blues, and BBQ Memphis, TN is becoming home to one of the largest life science developments. Situated in the heart of the downtown Memphis Medical Center which is home to some of the country’s leading hospitals and research centers, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, and the Memphis VA Medical Center. TriMetis is able to provide preclinical services, helping medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotech companies and academic institutions advance their research through specialty laboratory services, biospecimen procurement, and consultation services.
Address: 20 South Dudley Street, Suite 806, Memphis, TN, 38103