Disruptive Innovation

At the Interface Between Biochemistry and Electronics

The Team

Jonathan DeHart

Founder, President & CEO

More than 20 years of entrepreneurial accomplishment. Jonathan led the creation and launch of 3 electronic engineering & services companies while at Stuttgart, Germany based Mercedes-Benz technology. Jonathan joined Intel Corporation in 2001, and Intel Capital/NBI in 2003 where he drove business incubation efforts in computing, optics, automotive and biotechnology. Prior to MBtech and Intel, Jonathan was part of a team that created the 'All-Activity-Vehicle' product category for Mercedes-Benz. He went on to manage capital investments for the $1.2B development of the Mercedes-Benz M Class, during the construction of its factory and the product launch. Jonathan earned a BBA with honors and holds certificates in Finance and General Management. He's an active angel investor and advisory board member for Tyfone Inc. and Washington State University's Business School.

Gordon Holt, PhD

Founder & Chief Science Officer

Gordon earned a BA in Chemistry from Washington University (Magna Cum Laude) and a PhD in Bio-chemistry, Cellular & Molecular Biology from Johns Hopkins Medical School where he was recognized with the Paul Ehrlich Basic Science Research Award (the medical school's highest honor). Gordon went on to lead research and discovery in genetics and proteomics at the National Institutes of Health. He joined Oxford Glycosciences as Director of Science Development led a team that advanced the first bio-tech proteomics compound from bench to market. After the company sold, he joined Intel Capital's Bio-chip team in 2004 as Director of Science and Business Development where he guided the development of an industry-first silicon-based label-free direct electrical single molecule detection array platform. Gordon has served as an expert panelist, including with the FDA, a featured speaker at numerous con-ferences and has more than 20 peer reviewed publications. Gordon is the author, or co-author, of more than 20 patents and patent applications.

Karl Maurer, PhD

Lead Scientist

Dr. Maurer received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from UC - Berkley, and a PHD degree in Chemistry from UC - Los Angeles. He served as a Principal Research Scientist at CombiMatrix Corp. and CustomArray Inc. prior to joining NorthShore Bio. He has published extensively in peer reviewed journals on various topics in electrochemistry, synthetic organic chemistry and DNA array technology. Dr. Maurer has also been an invited speaker regarding his work at international conferences. He has four patents on key aspects of electrochemistry, DNA array construction, and antiviral therapeutics.

Mark Dumaine

Founder & Engineering Director

Mark is a twenty-five year semiconductor industry veteran. He began his career at IBM, working in semiconductor manufacturing engineering and process R&D. He later became an all-purpose problem solver LSI Logic while further honing his analog to digital expertise. Mark then spent five years at Intel Corpration's New Business Initiatives group, developing semiconductor bio-sensors. Mark is a Certified Quality Engineer by ASQ, and a member of the Advisory Board for the University of Washington Microfabrication Facility. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Materials Science from SUNY in New Paltz.