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Meet Our Team

Charles F. Saller, Ph.D., President & CEO

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 Carlini, Vice President of Laboratory Operations

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 Miller, Vice President of Business Development & Operations

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.

Chris Weaver, Director of Business Operations

Christina is the Director of Business Operations at ABS. She joined ABS as an Office Assistant in 1999 while working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Goldey-Beacom College. She has had experience with many aspects of Business Operations at ABS over the years, and her current responsibilities include managing Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Human Resources. Christina is a certified ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor. She is also a Six Sigma Green Belt, and is trained in Lean, IATA/ICAO regulations, and HIPAA regulations.

Heidi Williams, M.S., Director of Client Services

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 Shoulders, Senior Business Development Manager

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 Hoq, Senior Business Development Manager

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 Basehore, Ph.D., Business Development Manager

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 Gandolfo, Business Development Manager

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.

Brianna Shultz, Business Development Manager

Brianna joined ABS in 2020 and quickly grew into her current role as a Business Development Manager. She collaborates with teams on the West-Coast by exploring and providing custom solutions that allow them to overcome bandwidth challenges, streamline workflows, and accelerate discovery. She has achieved degrees in Neuroscience (B.S.) and Hospitality Business Management (M.S.) from the University of Delaware, driven by a passion for life-science, problem solving, and connecting with others. These qualities, along with significant research experience, empower her to develop creative solutions with her clients that enhance their research outcomes.

Our Values

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Growth encompasses adding new skills, capabilities, and continuously evolving to deliver greater value for our clients.

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Responsiveness refers to how effectively and promptly we respond to the business requirements of our clients. It means that we quickly respond to client requests in an open and collaborative manner. It means that we anticipate clients’ needs to increase the value of our collaborations.

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Excellence demands that we do what we say we are going to do when we say we will do it every time. This is simple. It is also a major challenge. It includes dependability and reliability in its scope. It means developing more efficient processes so that we deliver quickly on our promises and exceed expectations. It means zero tolerance for errors that impact our clients.

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Accountability necessitates that we take ownership of what we do and that we are responsible for what we deliver. It enables us to deliver Excellence. It is a commitment to achieving intended outcomes. It means that we are responsible for the quality and reliability of our work.

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Transparency requires us to effectively share information without obfuscation. It is an open search for the truth of how we are doing. It means that we have effective systems and workflows for viewing and sharing information with clients and ABS staff so that we can act quickly and effectively.



ISO 9001:2015

ABS is ISO 9001:2015 certified for all production activities. We will provide a copy of our certification upon request.


Biobanking Best Practices

ABS adheres to NCI and ISBER biobanking best practices.


Experienced Staff

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.


99.9% Shipping Success Rate

ABS has a near-perfect success rate of shipments arriving intact at the proper temperature.

Facilities and Infrastructure

Cryostorage Tanks
Protect your most valuable samples and ensure your cell lines are safe in case of disaster at your site with secure offsite storage.
Freezers - Storage
Our cryogenic storage systems are alarmed, monitored, and backed up by a direct connection to liquid nitrogen containers.
Heidi W.
Relying on our team to provide essential services or specialized expertise is like expanding your facilities and staff.
Incubators - Cell Culture
Large numbers of incubators in multiple laboratories mean that your order doesn't have to wait.
Media Frig - Cell Culture 1
Our large capacity ensures that we are ready when you are.
Centrifuges - Cell and Tissue Preparations (2)
Over twenty low, high, and ultra-speed centrifuges provide you with the capacity to produce large quantities of membranes and other cell fractions.
From tissue arrays to RT-qPCR, ABS has the infrastructure and expertise to prepare and analyze your samples.

Career Opportunities at ABS

Click the following link to apply for any open positions with ABS.

Jobs at ABS


QC Laboratory Associate

Wilmington, DE

Job Type


The QC laboratory associate is responsible for performing quality control testing with rapid turnaround and accurate results, to ensure high quality of our cell culture products for our clients. The associate must understand the basics of molecular biology, cellular biology, and cell culture and will be responsible for job management following the completion of the production phase through the transition to shipment or storage. Successful job management will include performing tests in-house, preparing samples for outsourcing, accurate record keeping, and communication of results, knowledge, and product information to team members and clients. This position requires strong time management, attention to detail, organization, precise record keeping, and excellent communication skills.


Required Duties: (This list is not comprehensive, but it is used to provide general guidance. Other duties may be required.)

Oversee all cell culture jobs put into QC. This includes:

  • Thawing frozen vials
  • Performing counts for total cell number and viability
  • Sterile sampling for testing
  • Monitoring contamination

Perform Quality Control Tests in-house. This includes:

  • Mycoplasma testing (PCR based)
  • Interspecies testing (DNA extraction and PCR based)

Prepare Samples for Outsourced testing. This includes:

  • Cell Line Authentication
  • Viral Testing
  • Generating Sales Orders
  • Preparing fulfillments/shipments
  • Review results and prepare client reports. 
  • Manage testing only jobs, independent from cell culture QC.
  • High-throughput Mycoplasma testing
  • Viability and Sterility Testing
  • Cell Line Authentication Testing

Communicate job updates and concerns with Management, Client Services, and Clients.

Collaborate within the department as well as with other departments at ABS.

Adhere to SOPs and Work Instructions.

Perform routine equipment maintenance and cleaning.

Attend and participate in One-on-One, Department, and Company Meetings.

Participate in improvement projects within the department.


Position Requirements:

· Education: BS or BA or higher in biological sciences or equivalent field.

· Knowledge of cell and molecular biology required.

· Strong interpersonal, communication, and organization skills a must.

· Strong understanding of arithmetic and basic algebra.

· Experience with cell culture and aseptic technique, 1+ years.

· Experience with PCR, preferred.

· Proficient with Microsoft Office Applications, such as Excel, Word, and Outlook.

· Highly collaborative individual with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.


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Business Development Administrator

WFH Flexible - New Castle, DE


The Business Development Admin. Is responsible for maintaining fluid communication with sales team members to assist and support daily sales activity. As someone who is a major supporter of the sales team, the business development admin. is responsible for sales reporting and analysis, as well as assisting the sales team with individual sales reports. This position is also responsible for completing CRM and sales platform tasks daily.


Although this is mostly a remote position, candidate must be within driving distance of our New Castle, Delaware facility.  Onsite meetings are held monthly and coordination of marketing materials for clients is required.


Job Objectives

  • Assist with sales staff recruitment and training.
  • Assist with Marketing efforts as it relates to sales.
  • Provide support to Sales Management for data analysis and administrative functions.
  • Work with Business Development Staff to assist in prioritizing workload.
  • Follow up with Business Development Staff weekly regarding expiring quotes.
  • Master CRM platform:
  •  Quote creation
  • Opportunity creation
  • Client profile creation
  • Reports and Searches
  • File upload
  • Personalization Settings
  • Master inbound request platforms
  • Science Exchange
  • Scientist.com
  • Record inbound requests using Scientist.com tracking sheet.
  • HubSpot
  • Use Ideal Prospect Profile to vet inbounds (using ZoomInfo, LinkedIn, etc.), before passing along to Business Development Staff
  • Quoting process for inbound platforms
  • Follow up with stale requests (Client or BDM)
  • Assist with various projects from Marketing, Biz. Ops., Client Services, etc.
  • Plan employee team building events and other company events.
  • Assist Client Services in Satisfaction Check procedures.
  • Put together and send out via post office New Client Gifts.
  • Follow up with client services weekly regarding expiring quotes.
  • Maintain document control for Sales contracts and other related documents.
  • Update existing work instructions or SOPs
  • Publish new work instructions or SOPs
  • Review Documents that are expiring
  • Stay up to date on product and service offerings
  • Coordinate Sales Team Meetings

 Job Competencies

· Fluent in English 

· Strong Oral and Written Communication Skills 

· Effectively manage a high volume of email without compromising key responsibilities

· Mathematical and Analytical Skills

· Basic proficiency in MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint (Advanced proficiency preferred)

· Organizational Skills

· Basic Scientific Knowledge

· Ability to represent ABS in a professional manner to clients/vendors

· Ability to understand products and services offered to an intermediate level.

Education & Experience

Education: A BS/BA or higher degree in Business or Biological Sciences. 

Experience – Employee must have experience with CRMs, basic laboratory terminology, and communication skills.

Working Conditions | Physical Requirements

· Employee will be required to sit at their desk for long periods. 

· Employee will be required to use a computer screen for long periods. 

· Employee will work at a desk within our facility office space or from home office.

· Ability to maintain an appropriate work environment in home office.

· Occasional Travel to ABS HQ required.

· The ABS Headquarters consists of labs and office space. You will be required to visit ABS Headquarters for various meetings or events. There will be times when the employee may need to access laboratory areas and proper PPE must be worn as posted.

Salary Description

Biorepository Technologist I (In-Sourced)

Wilmington, DE



Primary duties and responsibilities of the Biorepository Technologist I (In-Sourced) included but are not limited to:

-Receive biospecimens including frozen, fixed, or fresh solid and liquid samples

-Coordinate with shipping and receiving department to ensure all shipments are appropriately tracked

-Coordinate with internal clinical study team to ensure sample and data accuracy

-Communicates by written and verbal methods with related departments to assure samples arrive in the appropriate lab

-Record sample quality concerns and provide feedback to collection site or central lab

-Document sample information in laboratory database from source documents

-Accession samples and appropriate data in the laboratories electronic data management system

-Pull samples from inventory when requested by scientists for internal projects

-Report and reconcile study data for management teams across departments

-Provide Data management with scheduled monthly inventory reports and inventory reports upon Data managers request in a timely manner.

-Upload monthly inventory reports to LIMS Labmatrix.

-Organize and audit existing inventory QC and QC of sample location and data integrity

-Ensure compliance with best practice guidelines, laboratory and EHS protocols, company standards and policies, standard operating procedures (SOP), and industry regulations.

-Other duties as assigned


Additional duties and responsibilities of the Biorepository Technologist I (In-Sourced) included but are not limited to:

· Attend and participate in ABS Inc. meetings and events, as directed

· Provide support with ABS Inc. onsite operations, as directed

· Respond to ABS Inc. email correspondence and requests, as directed

· Other duties as assigned


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.



-A minimum of an Associate’s Degree in a medical or biological science is required

-Bachelor’s Degree preferred

-Experience working in a production lab (i.e. as medical technologist or at a blood bank) preferred

-A combination of education and work-related experience may be considered

-Experience with BSI database systems preferred but not required

-Experience with biobanking and biological material handling is preferred but not required



Candidates should possess the following skills:

-Strong communication skills

-Strong organization skills

-Attention to detail

-Strong computer skills

-Ability to work independently with limited supervision to accomplish daily tasks

-Ability to work and collaborate with team members and work in a team environment

-Strong customer service skills 



  • The job is full time
  • Full medical insurance
  • Short and long term disability insurance
  • 401K plan-Currently with 4% matching contributions 


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Cell Culture Scientist

Wilmington, DE


Cell Culture Scientist position is currently available in Wilmington, DE. ABS Inc. (www.absbio.com) 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.



-  The position involves maintenance of cell culture lines to include thawing, expanding, harvesting and freezing lines.

-  Strict quality control guidelines of all products coming from cell culture must be monitored and adhered to.

-  Proper and aseptic maintenance of cell culture and production laboratory is required. 

-  The Scientist 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.

-  Record keeping, excellent organizational skills and the ability to multitask are a must. 


-  Education: BS or BA or higher degree in biological sciences. 

-  Knowledge of cell and molecular biology is required. 

-  Excellent interpersonal, organizational, oral, and written communication skills are required. 

-  The position requires a highly collaborative candidate with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. 


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Lab Assistant/Intern Part-time

Wilmington, DE

Summary:  The Part-time 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.) 

  • The Laboratory Assistant/ Intern will help the lab with the equipment maintenance duties. 
  • Maintenance of: Incubators, water baths, refrigerators, and others as requested by other employees. 
  • The Laboratory Assistant/ Intern will help with organizing the storage areas, and helping put away supplies as they are delivered.  
  • The Laboratory Assistant/ Intern will help with inventories, chemical, antibody, cell vials, and tissues.
  • The Laboratory Assistant/ Intern will help with large cell culture projects, as a runner. 
  • Unpacking flasks and helping stock up each work station. 
  • The Laboratory Assistant/ Intern will work with NetSuite to help keep maintenance on equipment that is within the database, as well helping to add on other equipment types into the system  
  • The Laboratory Assistant/ Intern will follow all SOPs while learning about ABS production processes.


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.

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Biorepository Histotechnician (In Sourced) - Part-time

Wilmington, DE


The Biorepository Histotechnician is a member of the Biorepository Operations team, serving as an in-sourced role with our client in Wilmington, DE. This role is a part-time role with the potential to be full-time, primarily performing histology duties and other duties as assigned.


· Slide Cutting, Microtomy

· Perform IHC staining, scan slides

· Other histology duties as assigned

· Other duties as assigned 


This position operates within normal business hours as needed/directed by insourcing site. Week Days Monday-Friday, hours are flexible. This is a part-time position with the potential to be full-time. Part-time schedule 2-3 days, 8 hour days, onsite at insourcing site, approximately 20 hours per week in a laboratory work-setting. Associate may at times need to lift boxes 20-50lbs. 





· Histology technical expertise

· ASCP Certified in Histotechnology

· Solid communication skills, both written and oral

· Strong problem-solving ability

· Organizational and time management skills

- Ability to prioritize and manage details of multiple projects simultaneously

· Basic proficiency in MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint

· Strong Customer Service Skills

· Ability to work and collaborate with team members and work in a team environment


· Associate’s Degree (or above) in Science or other related fields, with experience in histotechnology 

· ASCP HT/HTL, QIHC Certification is a plus

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Business Development - Clinical Sample Storage



ABS is looking for unique individuals seeking a challenging and fulfilling career. This is a sales position where you will take a lead role in developing our clinical sample storage business. We work with our clients in pharma and biotech companies to understand their needs and make their research faster, easier, and more reliable. You must be inquisitive and have a good general knowledge of clinical 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 candidate 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. There are different entry level points based on candidate qualifications. 


Extensive travel and frequent interactions with clients are required. Staff may work remotely or from our Delaware headquarters. Most ABS clients are clustered in New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, Boston/Cambridge area, San Francisco Bay area, or Southern California. Preference is given to candidates living in one of these regions because easy access to clients is important. 


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 a person who is goal driven and meet the qualifications listed here.





Responsibilities and Required Duties

  • Create and execute an individual business development plan to include territory and key account planning
  • Consistently prospect for new business opportunities via phone, email, networking and social media
  • Qualify, advance and close opportunities through collaborative discussions with prospects/clients utilizing our established sales process
  • Collaborate with technical staff to develop creative and customized solutions tailored to clients’ exact goals, problems and needs 
  • Present proposals and quotes to clients and prospects
  • Develop and maintain client relationships through both in-person and virtual meetings
  • Maintain accurate documentation and records in CRM including internal and external communication, call plans and pipeline activity 
  • Extensive travel to client sites, trade shows, and conferences
  • Trade show participation including booth setup and disassembly, and representing ABS to prospects and clients in a professional manner
  • Create and execute a professional development plan

Sales Skills and Experience (Preferred, not Required)

  • Knowledge of Pharma and Biotech Industries
  • Ability to credibly discuss issues and opportunities with Senior Level Clients and Prospects
  • Confidence in presenting new ideas and opportunities and the business value they create
  • Ability to proactively identify target prospects and initiate direct contact
  • Ability to effectively execute a consultative sales process from qualifying to closing
  • Ability to effectively present solutions to individuals or groups of stakeholders
  • Effective use of social networks such as LinkedIn or Twitter for research and prospecting
  • Effective sales call planning and execution
  • Ability to articulate value and avoid selling on price
  • Ability to build strong business relationships with clients


A BS/BA or higher degree in biological sciences is required.

 Language Skills

  • Fluent in English
  • Strong Oral and Written Communication Skills
  • Excellent Grammatical Skills
  • Good questioning and listening skills

Mathematical and Analytical Skills

  • A basic understanding of arithmetic and elementary algebra
  • Ability to calculate percentages and create and interpret simple graph
  • Strong problem-solving ability

Computer Skills

  • Effective use of the internet for research
  • Basic proficiency in MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint

 Organizational Skills

  • Ability to prioritize and manage details of multiple projects simultaneously
  • Effective time management and scheduling (calendar)
  • Effectively manage email  without compromising key responsibilities