Karen Hoskins, Founder & CEO, H. B. Custom Media, provider of custom tissue culture media

I started my company with one simple idea; provide the research scientist with the ability to obtain high quality, custom tissue culture media and reagents for a lower cost with faster turnaround times and personalized service.

– Karen Hoskins, Founder & CEO

Karen Hoskins, Founder & CEO

Ms. Hoskins is a leading expert in media formulation and brings 24 years of industry experience to drive the vision and strategy of the company. She started her career at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, then spent two years at a small start-up biotech company. She then joined Specialty Media where she manufactured tissue culture media and reagents for academia and industry and was instrumental in the success of the company. Ms. Hoskins holds a BA in Biology from Rutgers University.

Jennifer Martin, Customer Service

A graduate of the Allentown Business School in Management and Marketing, Jennifer brings over 14 years of experience in customer service to H. B. Custom Media, overseeing specialty orders and logistics for the company.

Joel Lawitts, PhS Embryology, HBCM Advisory Board

Harvard University – Screening and qualification of raw materials. Functional testing of complete media products.

Gabi Tremml, PhD Genetics, HBCM Advisory Board

Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Universitat Zurich – Development of new products as well as troubleshooting and improvement of current products

Tom Bilodeau, MBA Finance, HBCM Advisory Board

Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College – Financial and business management assistance