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Caron Products Names Sharon Moseley Global Human Resources Director

Marietta, OH, August 2, 2022.  Caron Products and Services, Inc. (“Caron”), a leading provider of laboratory equipment used in R&D and manufacturing of biological and biopharmaceutical products such as cell and gene therapy research, today announced Sharon Moseley, Global Human Resources Director. Based in Dallas, Texas, and reporting directly to the CEO, she will advance Caron’s HR strategy for expansion while securing key talent to add to Caron's growing team across North America, Europe, and Asia.

Sharon brings extensive HR leadership experience working across varied industries for multinational companies including Ashland Chemical, Tetra Pak and W.W. Grainger.  Her experience spans across all HR disciplines including executive development, business and cultural transformation, talent management, employee engagement, talent acquisition, training and learning development, M&A and workforce integration.
 

Luke Denly Joins Caron as Global Director of Marketing

MARIETTA, Ohio, July 12, 2022 / Caron Products and Services, Inc. ("Caron"), a leading provider of laboratory equipment used in small and large molecule drug development and manufacturing, cell and gene therapy research, and academic research, today announced Luke Denly has joined the company as Global Director of Marketing. Based in Northern California, and reporting directly to the CEO, he will lead the expansion of Caron's marketing efforts across North America, Europe, and Asia.

Luke brings to Caron nearly 20 years of industry experience combining both research and business backgrounds. The first decade of his career was spent at the University of California, San Diego and the Salk Institute. Over the past ten plus years Luke was a Director at Avantor Sciences where he used his data-driven insights to provide solutions that enhanced the customer experience.   

Bigneat Is Now Caron

Caron Products Expands Its Brand, Integrating UK-Based Bigneat Ltd

Marietta, Ohio, June 24, 2022: Caron Products, a leading US-based supplier of chambers for production cell culture and drug QA/QC is expanding its brand to cover the products and operations of Bigneat Ltd, purchased in 2021. Bigneat has been a provider of high-performance safety solutions and laboratory cabinets and enclosures used in academic research, biopharmaceutical, applied markets and biotechnology. Caron’s and Bigneat’s products are highly complementary, being used in many of the same applications and workflows. Pooling the global resources and expertise of the two mutual fields and operations groups, Caron Products assures its brand’s growth, and cements Caron’s status as a market leader in the life science space.

“We’re merging global strengths”, says Jay Hexamer, Caron President and CEO, “Expanding the Caron brand clarifies our position as a comprehensive life science research solutions provider.”

Caron Products Welcomes Joshua Campbell in Newly Created Corporate Controller Role

Joshua Campbell's Experience Gives Caron a Valuable Global Accounting Impact

Marietta, OH, June 18, 2022- The leading provider of laboratory equipment, Caron Products, is pleased to announce today, Joshua Campbell to a newly created Corporate Controller role. In the new role, Josh will oversee Caron’s global accounting function.

“We continue to invest in our organization” says Jay Hexamer, President and CEO at Caron, “and Josh will play a vital role in our continued growth.”

Caron Products Welcomes Joseph Chin in Newly Created Global Supply Chain Manager

A Recognized Supply Chain Leader, Chin’s Approach and Experience Gives Caron a Valuable Competitive Edge

Marietta, OH, May 6, 2022- The leading provider of laboratory equipment, Caron Products, is pleased to announce today, Joseph Chin as the Manager of Global Strategic Sourcing. Chin is an esteemed leader with 15 years of experience in international logistics planning and operations in the automotive and industrial cutting tool industries. This experience allows Chin to seamlessly work to expand and improve upon Caron’s supply chain, identify alternate sourcing, improve inventory management and improve production throughput.

“Joe provides Caron with a strong focus on supply chain excellence,” says Jay Hexamer, Caron CEO. “His expertise and leadership will be key to organizational growth during these challenging times.”

Caron Products Names Dr. Jitendra Pant, ME, PhD as Global Director of Research and Innovation and Alan Campbell, MBA as Global Director of Product Marketing and Brand Management

Caron Products Names Dr. Jitendra Pant, ME, PhD as Global Director of Research and Innovation and Alan Campbell , MBA as Global Director of Product Marketing and Brand Management.

 

Two Proven Leaders Whose Combined Expertise Further Positions Caron Products at the Forefront of Customer-Facing Global Scientific Suppliers.

 

Marietta, OH, March 25, 2022 - Caron Products today announced the appointments of Dr. Jitendra Pant, ME, PhD as Global Director of Research and Innovation and Alan Campbell, MBA as Global Director of Product Marketing and Brand Management, effective immediately. This announcement comes with much excitement as these newly created roles will catapult Caron to the forefront of our industry as a premier supplier of innovative next-generation bioinstruments for our customers’ evolving needs.

 

Sayeh Beiglari Joins Caron as Global VP of Sales

MARIETTA, Ohio—March 1, 2022—Caron Products and Services (“Caron”), a leading provider of laboratory equipment used in small and large molecule drug development and manufacturing, cell and gene therapy, and academic research, today announced Sayeh Beiglari has joined the company as Global Vice President of Sales, a newly created position. Based in the Bay area, and reporting directly to the CEO, she will lead the expansion of Caron's direct and distribution sales networks, across North America, Europe, and Asia.

Beiglari brings extensive life sciences sales and business development experience. She joins Caron from Premier Research, a clinical research, drug development, and regulatory consulting company focused on biotech, specialty pharma and device innovators, where she was Director of Business Development. While at the company she built an extensive pipeline across various therapeutic areas. She previously held senior sales positions include Director of Sales at VWR International (now Avantor), Senior Region Sales Manager - Healthcare Division at Kimberly Clark Corporation; and Region Sales Manager at Cardinal Health, Scientific Products Distribution.

Cleanroom Ready, Now Standard

(Marietta, OH, October 13, 2021) Continued growth in high-volume biomanufacturing for cell & gene therapy applications has led to a dramatic rise in the need for cGMP-compliant cleanroom reach-in incubators.  Standard reach-in units, however, can’t accommodate rigorous application-specific disinfection, servicing, and airflow requirements.  While a few manufacturers do offer custom cleanroom modifications, they typically add unwanted time and complexity to facility projects.

In a market first, Caron now offers a range of standard cleanroom options.  Pick your base incubator, add options for chemical resistance and in-wall mounting, and order the unit as a standard product.  Packages of pre-engineered components and systems greatly reduce project team time, while preventing the missed details and rework common to many custom builds.

SFW Capital-backed Caron Completes Acquisition of Bigneat

MARIETTA, Ohio—August 16, 2021Caron Products and Services, a leading provider of laboratory equipment used in small and large molecule drug development and manufacturing, cell and gene therapy, and academic research, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Bigneat Ltd., a provider of high-performance safety solutions and laboratory products used in biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, academic research, and applied markets. Terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.

“Bigneat is an excellent strategic acquisition for Caron,” said Jay Hexamer, CEO of Caron. “The companies have complementary products, engineering capabilities, operational expertise and geographic footprint. Caron and Bigneat are both well-positioned to benefit from rapidly growing areas in the life sciences industry, including development of cell and gene therapies, laboratory automation and continued focus on productivity and safety of laboratory professionals.”

Decon Finds Its Cool

MARIETTA, Ohio - June 22, 2021 - Volume decontamination or sterilization of temperature sensitive samples can be a challenge.  Existing solutions accommodate only limited volumes, create thermal stress on the sample, or require toxic chemicals that are dangerous to use.  Caron has leveraged its patented hydrogen peroxide technology to provide a cool solution, in a continuous use high volume processing system.

With Caron’s automated gFog™ H2O2 cycle, repeatably process up to 300ft3 (8.5m2) of product in 24 hours.  Wide shelves in a large 25ft3 chamber accommodate even oversized objects.  Validated product sterilization is also possible, via a provided white paper protocol.  The system is easy to install, and ideal for future surge reprocessing, with roll-in dimensions, plugging into standard electrical outlets.

Caron Appoints Jay Hexamer New President and CEO

MARIETTA, Ohio—May 25, 2021—Caron Products and Services (“Caron”), a leading provider of laboratory equipment used in small and large molecule drug development and manufacturing, cell and gene therapy, and academic research, is pleased to announce Jay Hexamer as its new President and CEO, effective June 1, 2021. He will succeed Steve Keiser, who has been President and CEO of Caron for over 15 years and will remain an active Board Member and shareholder.

Hexamer is an accomplished executive in the laboratory products and life sciences sector with outstanding leadership experience and an impressive record of success growing and improving the market position and performance of companies through focused business strategies and acquisitions. Most recently, he was a Senior Vice President at Avantor, overseeing three businesses with over $600 million in revenue and 200 employees that serve the Education & Medical Research (E&MR), Healthcare, and Government sectors. During his tenure as SVP, Hexamer oversaw tremendous growth in his divisions and built a lasting team, competitive product portfolio and high-performing sales and marketing infrastructure. Previously, Hexamer held leadership positions at Kimberly-Clark and Cardinal Health.

SFW Capital Completes Strategic Recapitalization of Caron Products and Services

Growth-Oriented Private Equity Firm SFW Partners with Leading Provider of Laboratory Equipment to Drive Growth Through Expansion of Product Portfolio and Strategic Acquisitions


RYE, N.Y. January 13, 2021 – SFW Capital Partners (“SFW”), a specialized private equity firm that invests in leading providers of instrumentation, laboratory products, software/information and related solutions, today announced that it has completed a recapitalization of Caron Products and Services, Inc. (“Caron”).  Caron is a leading provider of laboratory equipment used in small and large molecule drug development and manufacturing, cell and gene therapy, and academic research. SFW is partnering in this investment with Caron President and CEO, Steve Keiser, and its Vice President, Dave Figel, who will both continue in their current roles and remain significant shareholders.  

With SFW’s strategic support and resources, Caron plans to make significant investments to expand its product portfolio, enhance its sales and marketing function, extend its service capabilities and pursue acquisitions to drive growth.

Caron receives H2O2 Sterilization patent

Cutting edge biomedical research and production require a sterile culture environment.  Caron’s unique hydrogen peroxide chamber sterilization system provides just that, in a fast, dry process with no extra cleanup.   This Caron innovation has now been recognized by US Patent #10,738,271.

Caron will remain open during the current COVID-19 crisis

As a critical supplier to the pharmaceutical industry, with many customers conducting vaccine development and production, Caron will continue to build and ship all models of controlled environment chambers from our Marietta Ohio factory.  In addition, our sales support and technical service teams remain staffed and ready to answer questions and assist with any customer issues. 

Caron is proud to help combat this public health emergency.  We’re committed to helping front-line clinicians and researchers develop the new tools that will bring the current crisis to an end.

Caron Supports Vaccine Research

Contamination is a major challenge for cell-based therapy research and production applications such as vaccine development and personalized medicine.  Caron offers a unique contamination elimination system for scale-up cell research and production in large reach-in chambers.  This 12-log H2O2-based sterilization system is fully validatable, fast, at only 2 hours, and dry, requiring no post-cycle cleanup or unit interior re-configuration.  Read the history of contamination control and elimination in large production-scale CO2 incubators, as well as operational details of Caron's unique process, in the attached technical White Paper.

Wally® Now available for Sale in the EU

(Marietta, OH, February 11, 2019) Caron is pleased to announce that the revolutionary Wally family CO2 incubators now carry the CE mark and are available for sale in the European Union.

 

Wally’s wall-hugging format makes the most of your crowded lab environment, opening up crowded aisles and hallways and improving workflows in tight lab environments.  Wally’s slim profile also cuts out wasted shelf space, giving you almost twice the usable culture area of existing incubators.

Caron introduces new gBrite™ LED Plant Growth Chambers

(Marietta, OH, July 10, 2018)  Caron is pleased to announce the new gBrite family of LED-powered plant growth chambers.  Available in standard full-spectrum white, or optional and infinitely adjustable 4-color, these units provide unrivaled experimental flexibility.  gBrite uniquely allows you to modify your spectral mix on a shelf-by-shelf basis, for as many as three independent light zones per chamber.

“With Caron’s implementation of new LED technology, plant researchers now have more experimental options than ever before”, commented Steve Keiser, Caron President & CEO. “Whether you’re adding blue light for enhanced beta-carotene production, varying the red to far-red ratio to alter plant heights, or just want  to reduce radiant heat and lower plant stress, the gBrite series offers a configuration to fit your needs”.

Caron Appoints Art Hey as Regional Sales Manager

(Marietta, OH, June 4, 2018)  Art Hey has been appointed Mid-Atlantic Regional Sales Manager for Caron Products & Services, Inc.  Art will be responsible for managing all Caron sales activity in a newly-created territory which includes DC, KY, MD, NC, VA, and WV.  With the territory realignment and creation of the Mid-Atlantic region, Caron now supports its U.S. distribution channel through six regional managers.

“We are delighted to welcome Art to Caron, and expect that he will hit the ground running in this new territory,” said Steve Keiser, President & CEO of Caron, "Our continuing growth demands that we bring in additional talent to better serve both existing and new customers, expanding a sales team that is already known as one of the best in the business.”

Caron Hires David Craig as Regional Sales Manager

(Marietta, OH, June 4, 2018)  David Craig has been appointed Northeastern Regional Sales Manager for Caron Products & Services, Inc.  He replaces Spencer Krigsman, who will be retiring at the end of June after a highly productive career with the company.  Spencer joined Caron in 2000 and contributed enormously to Caron’s expansion and growth in the Northeastern U.S.

“We will all miss Spencer, and wish him well as he relaxes and enjoys the rewards of a successful career,” said Steve Keiser, President & CEO of Caron, "At the same time, we’re excited to welcome David into our growing sales organization.”

David will be responsible for Caron sales management in a territory that includes CT, DE, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, and Canada from the Quebec Province eastward.

Caron receives U.S. patent on chamber insulation technology

(Marietta, OH, March 29, 2018) Caron is pleased to announce the issuance of U.S. Patent #9,927,169  “Insulated chamber with phase change material”. The patent covers technology used in Caron’s revolutionary CO2 incubators and related accessories.

Under its trademarked GelJacket® name, this exclusive Caron feature provides CO2 incubators with significantly better performance than standard air-jacketed incubators.  Chamber temperature maintenance after a power loss is hours longer, and unit stability and uniformity are superior.

GelJacket’s® core phase-change material is non-toxic, non-corrosive, and sealed into the chamber for the life of the unit. The user avoids the regular jacket fill-ups and internal rust of a water jacket. Caron GelJackets weigh far less than comparable water-jacketed units and are nearly as lightweight as conventional air-jacketed units

Caron introduces new Insect Rearing Chambers

(Marietta, OH, March 29, 2018) Caron is pleased to announce a new family of insect rearing chambers.  Now with available application-specific lighting and H2O2 chamber sterilization, these units combine easy-use controls, corrosion-resistant materials, and a unique clean chamber design.   Caron’s signature features include a state-of-the art color touchscreen with intuitive breadcrumb navigation, uniform directed airflow, for high temperature uniformity even when full, 3-minute tool-less interior removal for fast and easy cleaning, and long-life electrostatic-coated coils. 

Caron Introduces new Animal-Rearing Chambers

(Marietta, OH, March 29, 2018) Caron is pleased to announce two new small animal rearing chambers.  Now with standard LED lighting and available H2O2 chamber sterilization, these units combine easy-use diurnal cycle controls, high-volume fresh-air exchange, and a unique clean chamber design.   Caron’s signature features include a state-of-the art color touchscreen with intuitive breadcrumb navigation, uniform directed airflow for high temperature uniformity even when full, and 3-minute tool-less interior removal for fast and easy cleaning. 

Caron now offers small-incubator precision in a full-sized chamber

(Marietta, OH, January 15, 2018) Caron is pleased to release a major upgrade to its benchmark 7400 series Reach-In CO2 incubators.  Now with available H2O2 chamber sterilization, and an easy one-handed door latch mechanism, these units combine reach-in capacity with small stackable parameter precision and contamination prevention.   Like the best small CO2’s, Caron’s reach-ins offer uniform directed airflow, for high temperature uniformity even when full, 3-minute tool-less interior removal for fast and easy cleaning, and a state-of-the art color touchscreen with intuitive breadcrumb navigation. 

Caron releases the fastest ICH Q1B (Option II) Chamber

(Marietta, OH, September 13, 2017) Caron is pleased to introduce the new 7540 Series Photostability chambers, now the fastest way to attain critical ICH Q1B (option 2) exposure levels.  Full ICH visible and UVA exposures are achievable in as little as 42 hours, less than half the time of many competing chambers.  Caron’s ground-up dedicated Q1B chamber also achieves high uniformity, providing over 75% usable shelf space.  Test more samples in less time, accelerating drug development and reducing testing costs.  

 

Separate fluorescent-powered UVA and visible light banks provide maximum intensity, while minimizing potential parameter overshoot and thermal stress. Caron even offers an integral 5°C cycle, for testing of refrigerated drugs, vaccines, and biologicals.

 

These new chambers are easy to use, simple to validate, and straightforward to service.  Equipped with an intuitive yet powerful color touchscreen display, the 7540 Series provides “manual-free” operation, programming, and adjustment.  Slide-out component modules make replacing bulbs and other parts simple, and keep the units’ benchtop footprint small.

 

“With this new chamber, Caron continues to demonstrate its leadership providing the most accurate and highest productivity photostability chambers for environmental stability testing”, commented Steve Keiser, Caron Chairman. “We’re providing a tool that noticeably improves speed to market, with reliable test result quality; two things our pharmaceutical and biotech customers really want and need.”

Caron Appoints Melissa Bailey as MidSouth Regional Sales Manager

(Marietta, OH, June 8, 2017)  Melissa Bailey has been appointed MidSouth Regional Sales Manager for Caron Products & Services, Inc. In her new role, Melissa will be responsible for managing all Caron sales activity in the new territory which includes TX, OK, AR, LA, MS, AL, and TN. “We are delighted to have Melissa join Caron,” said Steve Keiser, Chairman of CARON, "She brings a very successful background selling primarily liquid handling products to laboratory customers, along with significant experience working in research laboratories earlier in her career.”

Melissa received her B.S. in Biological Sciences from Southeastern Louisiana University. She was most recently employed as an Account Manager at Integra Biosciences, and prior to that was a Sales Representative for the Rainin Instruments business unit of Mettler Toledo. Melissa has travelled extensively within her new territory in prior roles, and is looking forward to introducing many of her past customers to Caron laboratory equipment.

Melissa’s research experience included work at the University of Texas, Department of Surgery Metabolism Research Lab, at Galveston, TX, and at the University of Arkansas Medical Science, Department of Geriatrics, Center for Translational Research in Little Rock, AR. Her hands-on and management experience in the laboratory will be a great benefit to Caron’s customers.

Melissa will continue to reside in the Houston, Texas area.

 

 

Sterilization technology white paper released on new CO2 incubator

(Marietta, OH, February 13, 2017) Caron has released a white paper detailing a novel and patent-pending dry hydrogen peroxide sterilization process for CO2 incubator chambers. Within Caron’s newly released Wally™ CO2 incubator, this cycle provides validatable 12-log contamination elimination in two hours, while avoiding the manual pre and post cycle processing required by existing “wet” H2O2 processes.

All relevant information is provided, including materials and methods, biological indicator placement locations, cycle overview, validation test procedure, and BI processing results.

“Wally is a technical and applications tour de force on many levels”, commented Steve Keiser, Caron Chairman. “It’s the first truly new CO2 incubator in over 50 years; offering breakthrough user benefits you just can’t get anywhere else.”

Thermal gel technology white paper released on new CO2 incubator

(Marietta, OH, February 13, 2017) Caron has released a white paper detailing a unique thermal gel
technology for use in CO2 incubators. Caron’s GelJacketTM thermal gel provides the uninterruptable
temperature stability advantages of a traditional Water Jacketed incubator but with none of the
maintenance issues inherent to that technology. Phase Change Thermal Gel actually holds over 40
times the energy, by volume, than water. And in the occurrence of power loss, units equipped with this
technology stay above 30oC for over 9 hours. Sealed into the chamber for the life of the unit, thermal gel
provides a light and effective method of incubator thermal protection.


“Wally is a technical and applications tour de force on many levels”, commented Steve Keiser, Caron
Chairman. “It’s the first truly new CO2 incubator in over 50 years; offering breakthrough user benefits you
just can’t get anywhere else.”


To obtain a free copy of this white paper, or learn more about Wally, visit www.caronproducts.com or
contact customer service at 800-648-3042 or email sales@caronproducts.com.

Chamber air filtration White paper released on new CO2 incubator

(Marietta, OH, February 13, 2017) Caron has released a white paper detailing an exceptional new HEPA
filtration system for use within CO2 incubators. In under 5 minutes, Caron’s validated ISO 5 HEPA
filtration system rapidly provides cleanroom-quality air, preventing environmental contaminants from
settling on internal surfaces and culture vessels. Unlike competing contamination reduction technologies,
properly executed HEPA filtration systems provide highly consistent results, and along with good aseptic
technique, are key to reducing culture contamination and resulting sample loss and wasted time. The
paper further relates how this technology has been implemented within Caron’s newly released Wally™
CO2 incubator.
“Wally is a technical and applications tour de force on many levels”, commented Steve Keiser, Caron
Chairman. “It’s the first truly new CO2 incubator in over 50 years; offering breakthrough user benefits you
just can’t get anywhere else.”
To obtain a free copy of this white paper, or learn more about Wally, visit www.caronproducts.com or
contact customer service at 800-648-3042 or email sales@caronproducts.com.

(Editor: For more information on this release, contact Caron Products & Services, PO Box 715, Marietta, Ohio 45750,
740-373-6809, fax 740-374-3760, marcom@caronproducts.com).

 

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Caron's Plant Chamber Line Continues to Grow

Caron is pleased to announce the release of a new family of 22 cubic foot plant growth chambers.

These new units are designed for premium performance, easy programming, and efficient operation, and are available in General, High Intensity, Arabidopsis/Algae, Plant Tissue Culture, and Seed Germination configurations. They join Caron’s existing plant growth lineup to form a comprehensive family of single, double, and triple door chambers, all available with a wide range of accessories and options.