Prior to founding ABS, Dr. Saller led the biochemical team at what is now AstraZeneca that worked on the discovery of Seroquel®, one of the most successful drugs of all time both in respect to therapeutic efficacy for psychiatric disorders and market value. Dr. Saller is a serial entrepreneur, having founded Saller Rental Properties in the 1980s, which provided the capital for founding ABS in January 1990. He continues to lead ABS operations and direct its strategy. Dr. Saller has also served as the Principal Investigator or has administered more than $5 million in government grants and contracts as a founder of one other bioscience company and as advisor to others.
Linda supervises all Laboratory Operations at ABS. She has worked at ABS for more than 18 years and has overall responsibility for all ABS Laboratories, Biospecimen Operations, and ABS’ Biorepository. She is also accustomed and highly skilled at working with cross-functional teams and changing client specifications and priorities, having worked closely on many large multi-disciplinary projects. All Laboratory, Biorepository, and Biospecimen Operations personnel report to Linda. She is an ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor, Six Sigma Green Belt, and trained in Lean, HIPAA regulations, and GLP/GMP.
Cheri is the Vice President of Business Development & Operations at ABS. She has more than 23 years’ experience managing all aspects of Business Operations at ABS. This includes Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Quality Assurance, Logistics, Facilities Infrastructure, and Business Development. Cheri is qualified in ISO 9001:2015 Management and Internal Auditing. She is also a Six Sigma Green Belt, and is trained in Lean, IATA/ICAO regulations, HIPAA regulations, and GLP/GMP.
Before joining ABS, Heidi obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Kutztown University and her Master’s degree from the College of Charleston. After graduation, she joined ABS’ sales team in 2009 as a Project Manager. She continues to provide excellent customer service as Director of Client Services.
Heidi consults with current and prospective clients in the Mid-Atlantic to identify and provide customized solutions that allow clients to get ahead of deadlines and spend more time focusing on their core competencies. Her love of science initially led to a career teaching middle school science before returning to graduate school to pursue a Master of Science in Biotechnology. During her graduate experience, she realized her expertise was best utilized outside of laboratory research. She believes in her clients’ research, and her goal is to provide them a better pathway to success.
Dania joined ABS in 2012 as a Scientific Liaison before growing to take on more responsibility as a Project Manager the same year. She has a degree in Biology from the University of Delaware and extensive sales experience. Her passion for science, ability to build strong relationships, and commitment to helping people find solutions for their needs makes her role at ABS a natural fit.
Sarah joined ABS as a Business Development Associate in 2019. She provides clients from pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies with custom, quality-guaranteed solutions that help streamline their discovery process and accelerate their pipelines. Her passion for science led her to achieve her Doctorate of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering from Drexel University prior to joining ABS. Her research expertise, problem-solving mindset, and ability to build strong relationships provides the foundation required to develop successful collaborations with clients in the New England territory.
LeAnne joined ABS in 2020 and brings 25 years of biotech industry experience to her clients at ABS. She quickly found her passion for supporting biomedical team’s research efforts by providing tools to remove obstacles that impede success. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science and a minor in Biology from The University of Delaware. Her purpose is to continually provide exceptional service and collaborate on creative solutions that allow her Mid-Atlantic clients to focus on important research and discovery.
Our focus is to provide the high-quality cells and tissues that are the prerequisites for research. As such, we are ISO 9001:2015-certified for all production activities; plus we regularly undergo internal and external quality audits to ensure continuous improvements in our processes.
We maintain complete documentation of every aspect of our collaboration with you, including contacts, project management, and cell culture data entry. Clients may request a report of your project, plus copies of the ABS Quality Manual, our ISO 9001:2015 certification, and relevant procedures. Clients are welcome to visit and inspect our facilities.
We get it done right the first time, with turnaround times that are similar to what you would experience in your own laboratories. Our lab personnel
We pride ourselves on serving as an extension of your laboratory, meaning we work with you like members of your internal team. This allows us to fully understand and remain responsive to your needs to drive your desired results.
We believe effective communication is a key to driving success. We respond to any inquiry in less than one business day and take a proactive, personalized approach to customer service.
ABS is ISO 9001:2015 certified for all production activities. We will provide a copy of our certification upon request.
ABS adheres to NCI and ISBER biobanking best practices.
ABS has a very low staff turnover rate. Consequently, we have a consistently high level of experience serving our clients. Although our focus is pre-clinical research, our staff is GMP- and GLP-trained and have earned Six Sigma certification.
ABS has a near-perfect success rate of shipments arriving intact at the proper temperature.
Biorepository Scientist I— Job Description
Summary: This position is involved in the management of biospecimen inventory, procurement and distribution of samples as is necessary to meet client project demand. Location will be at ABS headquarters in Wilmington, DE. This position requires monitoring and maintenance of lab equipment including ultra low temperature freezers and alarm system. Participation in various cellular isolation preparations is also required.
Required Duties: (This list is not comprehensive, but it used to provide general guidance. Other duties may be required.)
Position Requirements: (The following are the minimum requirements for this position.)
Education: BS or BA, or higher degree in biological sciences.
The position requires a highly collaborative candidate with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
Founded in 1990, ABS is an established bioscience company (www.absbio.com) with headquarters in Wilmington, DE. ABS provides preclinical cell culture and biomarker services for nearly all major pharmaceutical and biotech companies.
We are looking for individuals to work in our biorepository and for clients with insourcing arrangements primarily for sample management.
ABS is looking for unique individuals seeking a challenging and fulfilling career. This is a sales position where you can contribute to biomedical research. We work with our clients in pharma and biotech companies to understand their needs and make their research faster, easier, and more reliable. Because of this, our services are highly customized. You must be inquisitive and have a good general knowledge of drug discovery research as well as strong desire to help our clients succeed.
Compensation and benefits are highly competitive.
ABS is a successful and growing bioscience company founded in 1990. We are looking for exceptional individuals who have strong sales skills and a good background in biological sciences for business development positions in the US and Europe. Our products and services are highly customized to meet client needs. This is not a catalogue type sales position, which is why both excellent sales skills and scientific knowledge are important.
Ideally, the right candidates will have a proven track record of accomplishments in life science sales. However, we are willing to train exceptional candidates with a strong desire to learn. For the European position, work experience in Europe is advantageous, and fluency in German and/or French is desirable but are not essential.
Candidates must work out of our Wilmington, DE headquarters because of the high level of product and service knowledge that we require. Extensive travel and frequent interactions with clients are required. There are different entry level points based on candidate qualifications.
We offer a competitive base salary with significant commission upside for new business. Benefits include full medical, vision, dental, short- and long-term disability insurances along with a 401K plan with matching contributions. Please apply if you are person who is goal driven and meet the qualifications listed here.
Responsibilities and Required Duties
Sales Skills and Experience (Preferred, not Required)
A BS/BA or higher degree in biological sciences is required.
Mathematical and Analytical Skills
A Cell Culture Manager position is currently available in Wilmington, DE. ABS Inc. is a successful bioscience company with over 30 years’ experience providing cell culture and other pre-clinical laboratory services to R&D pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients worldwide.
DutiesCandidate must have experience managing a bioscience laboratory, preferably a cell culture laboratory with a minimum of five direct reports
The Manager must be able to effectively communicate with team members and clients of our progress with products and services and be able to respond quickly and accurately to client inquiries and requests.
Cell Culture Scientist position is currently available in Wilmington, DE. ABS Inc. is a successful bioscience company with over 29 years’ experience providing cell culture and other services for R&D to pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients worldwide.
Summary: The Cell Line Inventory Specialist is a scientific position who has a broad background in both molecular and cellular biology with cell culture experience. The successful scientist will be responsible for all cell culture jobs that have been completed in the growth process. They will be responsible for the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of equipment that is involved in their position, especially the cryostorage units. This position requires accurate record keeping and excellent communication skills as the scientist will work closely with team members and clients to provide valuable knowledge and product(s).
Required Duties: (This list is not comprehensive, but should be used to provide general guidance. Other duties may be required.)
Education: A BS or BA degree or higher degree in biological sciences is required.
Language Skills: The Cell Line Inventory Specialist must be fluent in English and possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Good listening skills and the ability to respond to requests quickly and accurately are required.
Mathematics Skills: A basic understanding of arithmetic and elementary algebra.
Scientific Skills: The position requires a good general knowledge of human biochemistry, anatomy, and physiology, the functions of cell organelles, and location and function of all human organs and physiological systems. A basic knowledge of the drug discovery process is also required. This position requires a good general knowledge of the working of the cell.
Computer Skills: The production scientist must be able to search the Internet independently to find necessary information to help process client requests and those of their supervisor in an efficient manner. The Team Leader must become completely proficient in the use of Net Suite.
Good Aseptic Skills are required.
Assist with client needs and collaborate with the client, Director of Client Services, and the Laboratory, to determine ideal solutions while they have active projects at ABS.
Education: A BS/BA or higher degree in biological sciences or related work experience.
Mathematical and Analytical Skills:
Team Work Skills:
This position is involved in the management of biospecimen requests, jobs, inventory, and procurement of biospecimens. This position also oversees Biorepository Scientists and the in-sourced staff at our client site, Incyte. With regards to procurement, this position is responsible for maintaining relationships with existing approved vendor sites, as well as bringing on and approving new Biospecimen sites. This is a scientific position.
Supervise and Lead with Client Requests - Oversee and work with Biospecimen Operations Manager, Procurement Coordinator, and Biorepository Scientists to ensure continued improvements are applied to the areas.
Supervise and Lead with Job Management dealing with Biospecimens, also ensuring improvement projects are pushed ahead.
Procurement Sites- Communicate and work with Biospecimen Procurement team to ensure sites are evaluated and approved. Ensure documentation of consent and transfer agreements from all approved procurement sites are accurately documented.
• Train others hired in the area of procurement, including the request and job management processes.
• Maintains accurate records using all ABS applications including NetSuite, Paylocity, Qualio, Freezer Pro, etc.
• Supervise and lead the Incyte in-sourcing group with bio sample management at Incyte. This includes routinely meeting with the group, quarterly reviews, and maintaining a relationship with Incyte employees who work directly with the ABS employees.
• Host routine Procurement Meetings.
• Attend and Participate in ABS Department Weekly Meetings.
• Adheres to all documents (SOPs, Work Instructions, Attachments) approved in Qualio
• Responsible for ensuring freezers containing biospecimens maintain their designated temperatures at all times.
Education: A BS or BA degree or higher degree in biological sciences is required.
Language Skills: Must be fluent in English and possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Good listening skills and the ability to respond to requests quickly and accurately are required.
Mathematics skills: A basic understanding of arithmetic and elementary algebra.
Computer Skills: Must be able to search the Internet independently to find necessary information to help process client requests and those of their supervisor in an efficient manner. You must be proficient in NetSuite, Paylocity, Qualio, FreezerPro, and BSI database systems.
Management Skills: Must have experience with managing and leading teams.
Biospecimen Knowledge: A basic understanding of anatomy ad diseases is a plus
Summary: The Laboratory Assistant/ Intern will work on specific Lab projects as designated and directed, and they are an assistant to the lab staff. Good organizational skills are essential because this position requires handling multiple projects at the same. All relevant information must be accurately recorded when working with the database, FreezerPro.
Required Duties: (This list is not comprehensive, but it should be used to provide general guidance. Other duties may be required.)
Education: A high school diploma is required. Pursuing or having a BA/BS degree in the biological field is highly recommended.
Language Skills: The lab Intern must be fluent in English and possess excellent oral and written communication skills. All written communications should be grammatically correct without spelling errors.
Mathematics skills: A basic understanding of arithmetic and elementary algebra, such as calculation of percentages and the creation and interpretation of simple graphs, is required.
Computer Skills: The lab Intern must be able to search the Internet independently to find necessary information. Basic proficiency in MS Outlook, MS Word, and MS Excel is also required.