Front Range Biosciences is an agricultural biotech company that specializes in tissue culture propagation and next generation plant breeding to improve the reliability and quality of industrial hemp and medical cannabis plant genetics. FRB has global reach through facilities in Colorado, California and Wisconsin, and a partnership with the Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics in Barcelona, Spain. FRB’s Clean Stock program provides a consistent supply of disease and pathogen-free plants and seeds to farmers backed by data-driven breeding solutions. FRB is headquartered in Lafayette, Colorado.
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Jonathan Vaught | Ph.D., CEO & Founder@Front Range Biosciences
Dr. Vaught co-founded Front Range Biosciences with a deep belief in the importance of sustainable agriculture to improve human health and nutrition. An innovative problem solver with 15 years of experience developing and commercializing technologies for human diagnostics, food safety and agriculture, Dr. Vaught brings a diverse background with a strong scientific and practical business acumen. As CEO Dr. Vaught has built a team committed to bringing the best of modern agriculture to high-value crops to improve reliability, efficiency and safety for farmers and consumers.
Prior to starting Front Range, Dr. Vaught served as the Director of Assay Development for Velocity Sciences, and Senior Scientist for Beacon Biotechnology and SomaLogic. He is an inventor of two patents and an author on 7 publications in peer reviewed journals. He received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Vaught also operates a small farm at his residence in Colorado and is founder of Mountain Flower Dairy, a 501c3 non-profit in Boulder CO, focused on providing educational opportunities for the local community to learn about animal husbandry and where their food is sourced.