• About Us

    NanoCellect's mission is to modernize cell based assays by providing innovative tools for cell analysis and sorting. Our microfluidic flow cytometry platforms enable biomedical scientists to analyze and sort cells required for drug discovery, diagnostics, and basic research. The company was founded in late 2009 as a spinout from UCSD and dedicated 6 years developing the foundation of the WOLF's technology before introducing the WOLF to early adopters. Initial funding of R&D was graciously funded by multiple NIH SBIR grants and contracts. We are backed by Illumina Ventures, FusionX Ventures, Anzu Partners, Agilent Technologies, Vertical Ventures (Highlander Fund and Triton Fund) and other private investors.

  • Executive Team

    Our interdisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and creative problem solvers work relentlessly to continue to improve your cell sorting experience.

    Chris Neary


    Chris joins our growing team with nearly 30 years in life sciences and diagnostics to drive our global commercialization efforts and lead our team to even greater success.

    José Morachis, PhD

    President and Co-Founder

    Jose brings creative solutions and ideas to both business and product development with a lean startup mentality.

    Sunghwan Cho, PhD

    CTO and Co-Founder

    Dr. Cho brings 10 years of expertise in the integration of microfluidics, optics, micro/nano-fabrication and electronics for advanced biomedical devices and instruments.

    Will Alaynick, PhD

    COO and Co-Founder

    Will brings 16 years of scientific and management experience to NanoCellect, including research in HHMI labs and project management consulting for several startups.

    Fiona Chou

    VP of Finance

    Fiona makes sure our books are in order and the team stays on track financially. Keeps the office vibrant and fun.

    Rick Segil


    Most recently VP of Operations at EcoATM, Rick makes sure our product development stays on schedule with the right resources.

  • Board of Directors

    José Morachis, PhD


    Chris Neary


    Alexis Ji, PhD

    Director (Illumina Ventures)

    Ken Hood

    Director (FusionX Ventures)

    Jack Ball


  • Advisors

    Yuhwa Lo, PhD

    Scientific Adviser and Co-Founder

    Wally Parce, PhD

    Scientific & Strategic Adviser

    Nate Heintzman, PhD


    James Wood, PhD

    Scientific & Strategic Adviser

    John Nolan, PhD

    Scientific & Strategic Adviser

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