Ralph Kauten

Chief Executive Officer at Lucigen Corp.

Ralph Kauten

Ralph Kauten

Chief Executive Officer at Lucigen Corp.

Overview
Career Highlights

Promega Corp.
PanVera LLC
Quintessence Biosciences, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

306

Number of Boards

9

Number of Awards

1

Relationships
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President at Lucigen Corp.

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Advisor & Limited Partner at Wind Point Partners

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Former Chief Executive Officer at First Business Bank (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Founder at Quintessence Biosciences, Inc.

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Founder at Quintessence Biosciences, Inc.

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Former Director-Venture Investments at CleanTech Partners Inc

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Saris Cycling Group, Inc.

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Director at Lucigen Corp.

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Associate Dean for Education at University of Wisconsin,Madison - School of Education

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Managing Partner at Pinnacle Enterprises LLC

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Ralph Kauten
Chief Executive Officer at Lucigen Corp.
Education
BBA

The University of Iowa is a flagship public research university located in Iowa City, Iowa. The university is organized into eleven colleges. The University of Iowa was founded on February 25, 1847.

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has long been recognized as one of America's great universities. A public, land-grant institution, UW–Madison offers a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities. Spanning 936 acres along the southern shore of Lake Mendota, the campus is located in the city of Madison.

MBA

Wisconsin School of Business is the business school of University of Wisconsin–Madison, located in Grainger Hall. Founded in 1900, it has more than 35,000 alumni. The undergraduate program prepares students for business careers, while its Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is based on focused career specializations. The school offers many student services, such as Undergraduate Advising Services, The Business Career Center, and International Programs.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer
2001 - Current

Quintessence Biosciences, Inc. develops and manufactures biopharmaceutical products. Its products are based on the Evade Ribonuclease Technology which allows for the engineering of human proteins (ribonucleases) for the treatment of human diseases. The company was founded by Laura L. Kiessling and Ronald T. Raines in 2003 and is headquartered in Madison, WI.

Chief Executive Officer
Current

Lucigen Corp. engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of biomedical research products and services. The firm offers products for array-based analysis; cloning kits and vectors; competent cells; enzymes; in vitro transcription; next gen sequencing (NGS); nucleic acid extraction and purification; PCR and amplification; protein expression; and transposon mutagenesis. It also provides NGS and custom competent cell services. The company was founded by David Mead and Thomas W. Schoenfeld in 1998 and is headquartered in Middleton, WI.

Chairman & President
1992 - Prior

PanVera LLC develops protein drug targets and drug screening assays for high throughput screening. The company is headquartered in Madison, WI.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Effective 12/2018

First Business Financial Services, Inc. operates as a bank holding company, which engages in the provision of commercial banking services. It offers treasury and investment management, commercial lending, equipment finance, retirement plans, trust and estate administration, private banking, and asset-based lending. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Madison, WI.

Chairman
Current

Lucigen Corp. engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of biomedical research products and services. The firm offers products for array-based analysis; cloning kits and vectors; competent cells; enzymes; in vitro transcription; next gen sequencing (NGS); nucleic acid extraction and purification; PCR and amplification; protein expression; and transposon mutagenesis. It also provides NGS and custom competent cell services. The company was founded by David Mead and Thomas W. Schoenfeld in 1998 and is headquartered in Middleton, WI.

Member, Advisory Board
Current

ArunA Biomedical, Inc. provides tools for the stem cell research community. Its products include neuronet pure human neurons screening kit, neuronet pure human neurons discovery kit, co-culture kit hastropro-neuronet, hastropro human astrocytes kit and motor neurons GFP+htscreening kit. The company was founded by James Stice and Steven L. Stice in 2003 and is headquartered in Athens, GA.

Member, National Thought Leaders Advisory Council
Current

The mission of the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation is to unlock each woman’s genetic code, advance today’s prevention and treatment, and end breast cancer for future generations. We are committed to conducting groundbreaking research to find cures faster.

Political Donations
$250
2015

Former Senator from Wisconsin

$250
2014

Senator from Wisconsin

$200
2013

Senator from Wisconsin

Transactions
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Lucigen Corp. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Quintessence Biosciences, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

Awards & Honors
2001
Ernst & Young - Entrepreneur of the Year