Justine Laugharn is one of the Principals of Covaris, Inc. Covaris is a bio-tech company that provides scientific tools for life science applications, such as improving pre-analytical sample preparation, enabling drug formulation, and isolating biomolecules for the drug discovery process. For example, the Covaris AFA (Adaptive Focused Acoustic™) technology has become the gold-standard for Genomic and Cell Biology research including Next-Gen Sequencing used in cancer research, discovery, and therapeutics. Corporate headquarters are in Woburn, MA, where all their products are designed, developed, tested, assembled. and shipped … out the back loading dock! Justine organized the opening of additional offices in England and, most recently, in China. At Covaris, Justine leads the Finance, IT, and Administration teams worldwide. She has over 35 years’ experience in the Life Sciences Industry starting as a Research Associate in Pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has held numerous positions in high-tech and biotechnology companies including medical devices. In 1999 when her husband Jim started Covaris, she decided to join the team.