Delaware BioScience Association


Delaware BioScience Association
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  • Fred Kielhorn
    Fred Kielhorn
    CEO of DeNovix, Inc.

    Mr. Kielhorn started his career in 1988 with DuPont and held positions in R&D, process development, logistics and market development over a 15-year period. In 2000, he had the opportunity to co-found NanoDrop Technologies Inc. and held the position of Managing Director until 2007. During this time the company developed and launched three successful products for life science research. In 2007, NanoDrop Technologies was acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific. After a brief transition period, he then formed the venture capital firm Kielvest LLC in 2008. Over the next 3 years, Kielvest LLC made a number of investments into early-stage technology companies. Through this experience Mr. Kielhorn realized that his passion was to be more directly involved in the operations of a company, which prompted the formation of DeNovix Inc. in January 2012. Since inception, DeNovix has launched 8 analytical instruments for life science in the fields of spectrophotometry, fluorometry and imaging.

    Mr. Kielhorn holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology.

  • Robert Sassa
    Robert Sassa
    Market Development PharmBio

    As a member of the Gore PharmBIO division, a business focused on delivering step change performance for medical device, drug processing and drug delivery applications, Robert Sassa is responsible for driving detailed market and customer engagement. He identifies, understands, and develops new, targeted opportunities in intermediate drug package and bulk drug storage, as well as liquid filtration in biopharmaceutical processes.

    Bob explores new business opportunities via technology push or market research, focussing on solving customers’ unmet needs or broad-based industry problems.

    Gore is a uniquely creative, technology-driven enterprise focused on discovery and product innovation. Gore has served a variety of markets for more than 50 years, and we have thrived by providing our customer with high-value products that enhance the quality of life. Gore is known worldwide for our innovative culture as well as our fundamental understanding of fluoropolymers, which the company pioneered more than four decades ago with the discovery of ePTFE.

W. L. Gore & Associates


W. L. Gore & Associates

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Jan 16 2020


7:30 am - 9:30 am

January 2020 BioBreakfast



Delaware BioBreakfast is our signature bi-monthly morning opportunity to connect with the life science industry and learn about hot topics. The event provides the opportunity to network with more than 100 professionals from the region over breakfast and coffee and learn about ground-breaking research and news from key members of the life sciences community.



⋅  Hear from and meet with executives at the top life science companies making a difference here in Delaware

⋅  Connect with new business opportunities

⋅  Get the pulse on the latest life sciences trends

⋅  Network with peers and potential partners



Member | FREE

Non-Member | $50

In-Transition | $25

Member Table | $100

Non-Member Table | $300

Please contact Yvette Murray for Exhibitor Table information and registration.







Registration Policy & No Walk-Ins
The “In Transition” rate is available for first-time attendees seeking employment. If you are still searching for employment after the first BioBreakfast and wish to continue attending, we offer you a discounted rate of $25 to attend. The “Non-Member” rate is in place for those who very occasionally attend our events (no more than two events) or for those who are evaluating whether or not to join Delaware Bio. This is not intended for individuals who attend every event in a series. If you fall into this category, we would ask that you join the organization. Information about membership can be found by contacting us at [email protected]. Please note that Delaware Bio is a member-supported organization, preference is given to our members.  If an event becomes sold out and you are registered as a non-member, we reserve the right to cancel your registration and refund your payment.  If you are retired and wish to attend the BioBreakfast, we ask that you join the organization as a member, at our new, discounted retired membership level. Please register with your company email address (if applicable). To respect the security of our event host, we will not allow walk-ins for this event. Please register in advance, as it may fill up quickly. Thank you!

Display Tables
A limited number of display tables are available at this event. Requests for tables are considered on a first-come, first-serve basis, with preference to Delaware Bio Members. If you are interested in a table, please contact Yvette Murray at [email protected]. Cost: $100 for Members, $300 for Non-Members.

Refund Policy
Cancellations must be made in writing, via email to Yvette Murray at [email protected], more than one (1) week prior to the event to receive a refund minus 25% for registration/administrative costs. If the cancellation is made within one week of the event or the attendee is a no-show, Delaware Bio will not issue a refund. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Yvette Murray at [email protected].