Achieving equitable healthcare in rural communities is challenging due to limited access to healthcare providers. We believe digital health technology is key to delivering equitable healthcare to these populations. Sandhill Crane Diagnostics is uniquely positioned to develop affordable and easy-to-use medical digital health products for use in these settings.
Dr. Sylvia Norman founded Sandhill Crane Diagnostics, Inc. in 2016 to develop technology that will enable delivery of affordable digital health products to rural U.S. populations. She has 18 years of experience in the biotechnology industry, developing diagnostic assays and medical devices for detection of infectious diseases and cancer. Prior to Sandhill Crane Diagnostics, she founded Molecular Diagnostics Consulting to provide efficient and affordable guidance to startup companies developing IVD diagnostic products. Dr. Norman is certified in Project Management and Regulatory Affairs Essentials. She is a contributor to the WHO Prequalification of In Vitro Diagnostics Programme and a peer reviewer for NIH grants. Dr. Norman is a member of the Executive Committee for the San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange.
Dr. Metin Bilgin has a broad and diverse scientific background with more than 15 years of work in molecular assay development. He spearheaded building the first proteome chip and developed multiplexed assay protocols for the protein microarray technology. He has tested and validated a number of new molecular research products and assay kits for biotech companies including Millipore, Invitrogen, Whatman and Tecan. Before joining Sandhill Crane Diagnostics, Dr. Bilgin was Principle Scientist and Director of Commercialization at Cascade Biosystems Inc., developing a novel signal amplification assay platform for IVD. He has broad expertise in functional genomics, interactive proteomics, synthetic biology, new assay/technology development and management. Dr. Bilgin has a business degree in Entrepreneurship and Life Sciences Management and an MS in genetic toxicology.