About AFSBio Inc.
Erica D’Angelo, B.Sc.Founder & CEO of AFSBio
After getting my degree in the Life Sciences, I jumped right into industry, joining the field of Next Generation Sequencing. I was drawn to Biotech because it’s an exciting field, especially the research in molecular biology that is creating personalized medicines like cancer and immunological therapies. It’s the forefront of disease research.
AFSBio was born out of my desire to form better connections between scientists in North America and innovative tech companies around the world. Those connections let me find the suppliers who bring the value – the gold mine – that my customers need.
AFSBio is also my way of making a better working environment for my team, one job at a time. I’ve always been a people person, and I’ve tried to understand what people need to be successful and happy. AFSBio has a business model that motivates people and allows them to grow. I’m proud of the company that I’ve built, and I’m excited to see how much we will grow in the months and years to come.
I’m currently looking to pursue speaking and mentorship opportunities to support women in Biotech and STEM fields. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time outside with my partner, our two dogs and our budgie.
After graduating from the Life Sciences at the University of Toronto, she was certain she’d become a veterinarian, even going so far as to volunteer and work with a variety of animals. But after learning more about the life sciences industry, she realized that this is a much better fit. After landing at AFSBio, she quickly brought herself up to speed on the internal running of the company.
Her responsibilities include the daily running of the company, from the smallest details to the game-changers.
Outside the office, you can find Ivana enjoying her coin and stamp collections, Netflixing, or just relaxing outside.