Our Mission

To provide high-quality target enrichment solutions to the genomics community to advance precision medicine and research.

Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Paragon Genomics is a fast-growing precision medicine company. Our patented targeted sequencing technologies CleanPlex® DNA, CleanPlex® RNA and CleanPlex® UMI provide comprehensive solutions to precision oncology, infectious disease testing, inherited disease testing, public health disease surveillance, single cell analysis, molecular breeding and many other applications. Our technologies and products have been adopted by thousands of Sequencing labs globally. With our platforms, we can efficiently and rapidly produce unique and customized sequencing assays to meet the needs of researchers, testing labs and biopharma precision medicine projects.

Who We Are

At Paragon Genomics, we are a passionate group dedicated to providing cutting-edge technologies and solutions for the global genomic research and application community.  Our goal is to move precision medicine forward. The team is composed of industry veterans and academic experts who previously worked with well-known industry leading companies and institutions such as ThermoFisher Scientific, Life Technologies, PerkinElmer, Beckman Coulter, Affymetrix, Novartis, Applied Biosystems, Siemens Healthcare, Stanford and Harvard.

Paragon Genomics’ leadership team proudly graduated from the California Life Sciences Institute’s (CLSI) Spring 2016 FAST Advisory Program. 

Leadership Team

Tao Chen, MBA
Co-Founder and CEO

Zhitong Liu, PhD
Co-Founder and CTO

Yutao Fu
Director of Bioinformatics

Bruce Simmons
Business Development


Jin Billy Li, PhD
Associate Professor, Stanford University

Wayne Tam, MD, PhD
Professor, Weill Cornell Medicine 

Joe Keegan, PhD
Director, Interpace Diagnostics

Rodney Turner
CEO, AYOXXA Biosystems GmbH

Gary Zweiger, PhD
Independent Investor/Adviser