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


Through TriMetis’ work in biospecimen research and procurement, we have invested and developed an innovative machine learning application for the identification of the region of interest for the highest abundance of tumor tissue. We have implemented this process directly into our workflow, by replacing the need for pathologists to manually circle regions of interest for microdissection. The automation allows for greater throughput of specimens for NextGen Sequencing, saving our clients time and money while providing superior specimens.


Our consultants have extensive expertise in business strategy and development consulting, medical writing, protocol development, quality assurance and training, and project management services. 


Contact us today to learn how we can help you elevate your research!


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.

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



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:

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

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20 South Dudley Street, Suite 806 ​

Memphis, TN



Tel:  +1 901 866 1818


1 Broadway,  5th Floor 

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Tel:  +1 (617) 714 9805


Contact Us:

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

Boston, MA  +1 (617) 714-9805

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