TriMetis is a preclinical services company helping medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotech companies and academic institutions advance their research through specialty laboratory and consultation services.

TriMetis operates a 26,000-square-foot Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) facility in Memphis, Tenn., focused on both in vitro and in vivo research. Learn more about the research services that we provide.

In addition to a state-of-the-art laboratory, TriMetis provides access to consulting services and human biospecimen to support your research. Our consultants have extensive expertise in business strategy and development consulting, medical writing, protocol development, quality assurance and training, and project management services.  TriMetis is fully compliant with the regulatory requirements of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), is AAALAC accredited and is in the process of obtaining OLAW accreditation as well.

Our facility is ideal for companies who are:

  • Seeking rapid study deployment in a Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) environment

  • Preferring to rent or lease laboratory space over capital investments or improvements

  • Requiring overflow space for priority studies

  • Seeking to access to facilities within the continental United States


Memphis, TN

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.  

Contact Information: 

Phone (Memphis, TN): +1 (901) 410-1441 I Email: info@trimetislifesciences.com

Address: 20 South Dudley Street, Suite 806, ​Memphis, TN, 38103


Who's writing our Story?


Phil Cestaro - President & CEO

Phil has more than 18 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, Life Sciences with 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

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/phil-cestaro-2bba062b/

Jon Wetzel - COO

Jon is a researcher at heart having over 21 years of experience in the life sciences and 17 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

  • Certifications from the University of Michigan for Lean and Six Sigma and is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt

  • Jon is 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!

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonwetzel/

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 of 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 a member of the Board of Visitors of the Kiski School.

Leif can be found at the TriMetis Cambridge, MA location, helping clients further their research, meeting with our ever growing team, or on the soccer field coaching his kids!

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leif-honda-57028/​

John Pfeifer, MD. PhD.

Chief Medical Officer

Professor, Pathology & Immunology
Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Pathology & Immunology
Director, Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship

Washington  University. Practicing  surgical pathologist for over  20 years, responsible for the  Department's high-volume,  high-complexity pathology  service.

Dr. Pfeifer is a  leader in the integration of  digital pathology into the clinical, training, and  research activities.


Dr. Pfeifer works closely with the Food and Drug Administration on Next Generation Sequencing Assays, Bioinformatics, and Medical Evidence Development.


Dr. Pfeifer is also involved College of American Pathology – Case Change of Emerging Technology , Molecular Oncology, and Personalized Healthcare Committees, and Chairman of the Scientific/Technical Sustainable Predictive Oncology Therapeutics and Diagnostics

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-pfeifer-90aaa42b/

Arsen Hajian, PhD.

Chief Technology Officer

CEO Hindsight Imaging

Dr. Hajian has significant experience in government (Civil Servant), academic (Associate Professor), and industrial (Founder, C-suite executive) positions.  His avocation is in the design, development, and commercialization of novel imaging and spectroscopy solutions. He was trained as a classical physicist at MIT (BA, Physics) and at Cornell University (PhD, Astrophysics and Space Science).


1993 – 1996  Ph.D. in Astronomy and Space Sciences, Cornell University

1989 – 1993  M.S. in Astronomy and Space Sciences, Cornell University

1985 – 1989  B.A. in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


14 Patents

100+ Refereed papers and publications

150+ Unrefereed conference publications

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/arsen-hajian-58b5137a/

Michael Isaacs

Chief Information Officer

Director of Information  System, Pathology &  Immunology  Washington University.

Board of Directors, Digital  Pathology Association.

Board of director  with the Digital Pathology Association (DPA).


Chair of the Education Committee for the DPA and Cerner (CoPath)

Mike is responsible for managing and implementing digital pathology at  Washington University and the network of WUPax partners.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-isaacs-a3526a12/

Contact Us



20 South Dudley Street, Suite 806 ​

Memphis, TN



Email: info@TriMetisLifeSciences.com
Tel:  +1 901 866 1818


1 Broadway,  5th Floor 

Cambridge, MA


Email: info@TriMetisLifeSciences.com
Tel:  +1 (617) 714 9805


Contact Us:

Memphis, TN: +1 (901) 410-1441

  +1 (617) 714-9805

Fax: +1 (617) 714-9807

Email: info@trimetislifesciences.com