Kairos Instruments is a biotech instrumentation company specializing in the creation of tools for live cell imaging. The team brings together over 30 years of experience in live cell time-lapse imaging and analysis. Our areas of expertise include systems, software, and methods development, hardware engineering, and biological applications. We are located at the University of Pittsburgh Applied Research Center (UPARC) in Harmarville, PA. Here’s a brief look at our management team.

Photo of Doug KoeblerDoug Koebler, CEO – Mr. Koebler has 20+ years of experience in engineering management and design and has been responsible for the development of 17 instrument products. His work history includes positions at Suprex Corporation, Fisher Scientific, Bacharach Instruments, and Thermox Instruments/Ametek. He is the inventor or co-inventor on five issued and six pending patents. He received his MS in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.


Photo of Al BahnsonDr. Al Bahnson, Partner – Dr. Bahnson has worked with Mr. Koebler for over 15 years, doing applications development in support of a wide variety of biotech and biomedical research projects. He is the driving force for ease of use and flexibility to expand the capability of the instrumentation. He has a BA from Bowdoin College in Chemistry and Physics, a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in Human Genetics, and is an inventor or co-inventor on several patents.

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