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About Us
PathogenDx is a biotechnology innovator based in Tucson, Arizona, developing diagnostic solutions to address viral, bacterial and fungal infection or contamination. We’ve reinvented DNA-based testing to identify pathogens faster and easier, driving greater safety and business optimization in fields ranging from healthcare to agriculture to dairy farming. We deliver solutions needed to save money and lives—with ultra-rapid results—driving us all towards the future of safe.
Management Team
Milan Patel
Co-Founder and CEO

Mr. Patel leads the strategic vision, financial health and global growth of PathogenDx, a Scottsdale, AZ based company which provides disruptive DNA-based pathogen testing technology and solutions for the botanical, food and agricultural industries.

Previously, Mr. Patel spent over 25 years working with large public, small private and entrepreneurial companies in numerous fields from the life sciences, to biotechnology, to government services and the automotive industry. Milan served as COO/CFO of GMSbiotech.

He also was CFO of 2020 Company, LLC, a leading premier professional services firm that delivered business and technology solutions to the government, in the areas of health, education and science.

Mr. Patel also worked at Intel Corporation in Sales & Marketing, Finance and Manufacturing. He has extensive experience in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, business strategy and planning, infrastructure and organizational development, and controls, compliance and audit.

Previously, Mr. Patel spent over 25 years working with large public, small private and entrepreneurial companies in numerous fields from the life sciences, to biotechnology, to government services and the automotive industry. Milan served as COO/CFO of GMSbiotech. He also was CFO of 2020

Michael Hogan Ph.D.
Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Michael Hogan’s expertise is in the area of physical chemistry, biosample processing and genetic testing. He is leading multiple programs in technology development at PDx, with special emphasis on building its proprietary DNA microarray technology into the food safety and agricultural markets.

Dr. Hogan has 30 years of experience in translational science, with special emphasis on the application of physical biochemistry to commerce.

Hogan has invented, developed & commercialized multiple technologies for medical devices, therapeutics, in vitro diagnostics, genomic testing and biological sample preservation and has been awarded more than 50 patents and has more than 90 peer reviewed publications in those several areas. His team’s work in the area of biological sample stabilization was awarded a Frost & Sullivan Award in 2014.

​Dr. Hogan obtained his undergraduate degree in Biology from Dartmouth in 1973; his Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics from Yale in 1978; and as a post-doc in 1979, was awarded a Damon Runyon Cancer Fellowship at Stanford, where he worked in the Stanford Magnetic Resonance Laboratory.

In academia, Hogan first served as Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology at Princeton (1979-1988) and then Professor of Biotechnology & Molecular Physiology at Baylor College of Medicine (1989-2001) where he also served as the Founding Director of the Graduate Program in Biotechnology.

Five companies have been formed from his technology over the past 20 years, all in the area of DNA biotechnology, therapeutics and diagnostics. For each, he served as a Founder and CSO, having worked closely with the equity funding community and directly with multiple academic and commercial partners and customers.

Will Roche
Vice President of Operations

Will has over two decades of experience in the field of diagnostics with expertise in Operations, Quality Management Systems, and employee development. He has a passion for building effective teams, driving value through a customer-focused lens, and delivering key results. Will is an operations expert who brings a focus to product quality, data driven decision-making, process mapping, and a lean systems approach to manufacturing. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Psychology. Most recently, Will served as the VP of Operations for another molecular diagnostics company.


Benjamin A Katchman, Ph.D
VP of Product Development

Dr. Benjamin A Katchman’s expertise is in the area of biomarker discovery, characterization, and molecular diagnostic assay development. Dr. Katchman has extensive experience in food and agriculture as well as clinical (FDA/CLIA) commercial product development and leads the research and development team at PathogenDx.

Previously, Dr. Katchman spent 20 years working with various universities and small companies developing novel nucleic acid and proteomic approaches for biomarker discovery and molecular diagnostics. This includes the development of plate-based and microarray-based diagnostic systems for use in clinical laboratories and point-of-care diagnostics for Arizona State University, FlexBioTech, Inc., Eccrine Systems, Inc., and LungLife AI, Inc.

Dr. Katchman received a B.S. in Microbiology, from Indiana University in 2005 and his Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Arizona State University in 2012. He performed his postdoctoral research at Arizona State University where he designed novel high-density protein microarrays and novel clinical and point of care diagnostics utilizing flexible OLED based electronics resulting in multiple patents and high-impact publications.

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Janisha Damania

Janisha’s passion for dissecting data to inform decision-making, spearheading process enhancements, and leveraging accounting data for strategic insights ignited her journey into the realm of accounting. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, and Management, as well as a Master’s in Finance and Investments, both from the University of Nottingham. With over 10 years of experience in the accounting field and a wealth of experience, she has overseen finance and accounting operations within rapidly expanding organizations in both the service and product industries.


Dr. Benjamin Adler has advised companies in biotechnology/molecular medicine and medical devices for over 30 years. Previously, in addition to being the managing attorney at ADLER & ASSOCIATES, an intellectual property law firm, Dr. Adler has served as General Counsel to Rocky Mountain Biosystems, Biofusionary, Inc., VectorLogics, Inc., Tomowave Laboratories, Inc., GMS Biotech, Inc. as well as others.

Dr. Adler holds a Ph.D. in molecular pharmacology from the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences, completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and was graduated from Boston University School of Law.