MicroLab Inc., a company that is revolutionizing DNA analysis with cutting edge microfluidic technologies, and its parent company, MicroGEM International PLC, are pleased to welcome Tamara Coffey as the Director of Business Development for North American markets. In this role, Coffey will work initially with the forensic community to accelerate adoption of technical solutions that improve the cost, integrity and efficiency of DNA analysis.
“Tamara brings a wealth of experiences in various DNA testing and collection markets,” explained Richard Healey, Chairman of MicroGEM International PLC. “As we continue to build strong partnerships with law enforcement communities and crime labs, we will leverage Tamara’s proven skills in creating lasting customer relationships that address urgent technical needs. Working primarily with our MicroLab team, Tamara will champion our flagship product, the ZyGEM PDQeX 2400, and its ability to reduce costs, human error and sample contamination, all while significantly improving processing times. Ultimately, our goal is to ensure that our partners in the crime and forensics fields have the tools they need to process evidence samples quickly and accurately.”
Coffey has worked for over two decades in the law enforcement technology industry. Her career started in the Washington DC area where her business development efforts provided agencies with a number of technology solutions including LiveScan, AFIS, facial recognition as well as DNA products. She worked with numerous labs and law enforcement personnel across the United States, helping them understand federal legislation and grant funding opportunities while continuously building momentum across the country regarding DNA technology. Immediately prior to joining MicroLab, she helped bring a RapidDNA technology to the marketplace.
Coffey also owned and operated two DNA collection and testing businesses in Southern California. She has consulted for law enforcement technology companies, providing expertise on launching new products and penetrating new markets. She holds an M.B.A. from LaSalle University and will complete her Doctorate in Business Administration in 2017.
In 2011, she was nominated for the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Women Making a Difference” award.
"My passion throughout my entire career has been to help identify the guilty and exonerate the innocent by finding the truth as established by DNA evidence,” said Coffey. “With the PDQeX technology, we are able to focus on the quality and quantity of extractions and help labs make a difference in processing sexual assault evidence kits. Our sperm lysis is the golden ticket - our chemistry with our product - for fast, effective, low-cost analysis and results."
Contact Tamara Coffey at email@example.com.