Forum:Justine Laugharn Principal of Covaris Inc

  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • The Hampshire House, 84 Beacon Street, Boston MA 02108


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Cracking under the pressure...

...two kids

...a corporate job

...a husband in a start up

....until a dramatic pivot to partnering with her husband to build what is now a global bio-tech company

How do you make THAT happen?

Come meet Justine Laugharn 

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.

Justine holds a BS, Biology from Boston College and MS, Computer Engineering from Boston University.  Two years ago, after raising and launching two children in Winchester, she and her husband downsized and moved to the Back Bay with their well-loved Corgi in tow!  Justine is an avid reader, loves to cook and eat well, is a hiking and natural history enthusiast, and has a profound interest in land preservation across Massachusetts.