The incredible minds behind the Life Magnetics products
Life Magnetics Team
Kevin Hagedorn, Ph.D.
President, Manufacturing Specialist
Kevin graduated from the University of Michigan where he received a Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Chemistry with a focus on Semiconductor Surface Chemistry. At the University of Michigan, he developed physics simulations to predict how the surface chemistry of semiconductors would affect their performance in optoelectronic devices such as solar cells and microprocessors.
Prior to starting Life Magnetics, Inc., he spent five years in the laser industry. He was a member of the new technology commercialization team at IMRA America, the world leader in femtosecond fiber lasers, where he developed systems for scribing solar cell interconnects and developed manufacturing methods for producing nanoparticles by pulsed laser ablation. He was also a staff scientist at SurClean, Inc., a start-up developing robotic laser-based surface coating removal systems, his laser-based coating removals systems could selectively remove individual paint layers.
In 2015, Kevin started Life Magnetics, Inc. with Saravana Murthy. Kevin developed the manufacturing method used to create the products and currently oversees manufacturing and business development.
Kevin has won two Small Business Innovation and Research awards from the National Science Foundation, has five peer-reviewed publications, and seven issued patents.
Saravana Murthy, Ph.D.
Chief Science Officer, Life Science Specialist
Saravana graduated from Bangalore University in India with a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science in Microbiology. He worked as Research Scientist at Institute of Bioinformatics, Bangalore, India before receiving a Doctorate of Philosophy in Life Sciences from the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine at the University of Göttingen in Germany. Saravana worked at the National Institutes of Health for six years as a Research Fellow and was chosen to participate in a year-long entrepreneurial training course at Johns Hopkins Carey business school. Saravana also received a certificate in Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) Management Training, Scientific Management and Leadership from Montgomery College. He then worked as a Senior Scientist at Scanogen, followed by a Scientist I at Meso Scale Diagnostics.
Saravana has won several honors and awards for research and educational experience, speaks 6 languages, has several peer-reviewed publications, and 2 issued patents.
At Life Magnetics, Inc., Saravana discovered the application for the product and now leads life science product development.
Rishabh Kala, Ph.D.
Rishabh graduated from Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) in Indore, India with a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology with Life Sciences. He also received a Master of Science in Medical Biotechnology from the Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences in Maharashtra, India and a Doctor of Philosophy in Cancer Biology from the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
Prior to joining Life Magnetics, Inc., Rishabh completed a Research and Development training in microbiology and drug-testing at Syncom Healthcare Ltd. He then went on to Research and Development position in fermentation and steroid bioproduction, and product development at Symbiotec Pharmalab Pvt. Ltd. While at the University of Alabama, Rishabh worked on cancer epigenetics and drug-discovery, learned some key project management skills. Rishabh underwent his postdoctoral research training at the University of Michigan Medical School, where he worked on Insulin & Growth hormone signaling in different aging mouse models and help design-in-vivo inducible gene deletion models.
Rishabh has 7 honors and awards for education and research performance, 9 peer-reviewed publications and speaks 2 languages. He has reviewed 12 scientific articles.
At Life Magnetics, Inc., Rishabh serves as the Senior Scientist and is part of a team involved with discovering the application and oversees life science product development and commercialization.
Advisory Board & Consultants
Andy Raeder, MBA
Principle at EMA partners, a mergers and acquisitions advisory firm focused on life science tools with over $2B in transactions
Kenneth Kousky, MBA
Management and corporate governance coaching and angel investor with BlueWater Angels
Robert Terbrueggen, Ph.D.
Genomic testing entrepreneur, inventor, and CEO with over $500M in exits.
Gary Hessenaur, CPA, PC, Hessenaur & Associates
Small Business Advocate
Certified CPA who has worked with Ann Arbor startups for over 30 years.
Patent Law Specialist
Patent attorney focusing on biology and chemistry at the Young, Basile, Hanlon, and MacFarlane law firm
Marketing Materials, Web Developer