Mr. Linn is an individual who specializes in alliance creation. His years of professional experience include R&D of novel technologies and Business Development. Linn began his career as a research Chemist. He has worked at RTI International, Union Carbide Ag Products and Becton Dickinson Technologies (BD). While at BD, he helped develop the real-time, isothermal, homogeneous molecular diagnostics assay that was commercialized as BD ProbeTec-ET, a $130 MM/yr platform for sexually transmitted diseases. Linn also managed the BD Incubator from 1999 to 2007 where he worked with over 15 start-up life science companies that have gone on to create over 500 technology jobs and together represent a market capitalization in excess of $1B. Linn is currently Chief Alliance Officer at NIRvana Sciences, Inc and was the VP of Alliances for Advanced Animal Diagnostics, an emerging animal health diagnostics company.