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About Optimal Biotech Group

Optimal Biotech Group, LLC is an authorized manufacturer’s sales representative serving the biotechnology and pharmaceutical market for Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. We are proud representatives of Mettler Toledo Process Analytics, Microfluidics, ABER Instruments, Agilitech, Flownamics, ILC Dover, Magnetrol and Tornado Spectral Systems.

Our Mission

Our mission is simple: we provide measurement solutions as a required asset for your manufacturing process. Too many times we have seen other firms recommend solutions that are not appropriate for the specific client’s needs nor factoring in their production schedule as they routinely disrupt manufacturing operations while they perform routine maintenance on a system. That is unacceptable.

We won’t bring you down in the middle of the day because it is “a better time for us”. We work around your production schedule. We strive to make process measurement solutions integrate seamlessly with your Research & Development, pilot, and manufacturing operations so your business can grow. As your partner, when your business grows, ours will grow with yours. Therefore, we will work hand in hand with you to support your growth.

San Francisco International Airport
San Francisco, CA 94128
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  • Follow US-101 S to E Poplar Ave in San Mateo. Take exit 417 from US-101 S
    5 min (5.3 mi)
  • Head south
    125 ft
  • Keep left, follow signs for US-101 S/San Jose and merge onto US-101 S
    5.1 mi
  • Take exit 417 for Poplar Ave
    430 ft
  • Keep right at the fork to continue toward E Poplar Ave
    135 ft
  • Keep left at the fork to continue on E Poplar Ave
    3 min (0.9 mi)
  • Turn left onto CA-82 S/N El Camino Real
    Continue to follow CA-82 S
    Pass by McDonald’s (on the right in 1.5 mi)
    14 min (5.0 mi)
  • Continue on Harbor Blvd. Drive to Industrial Rd
    2 min (0.4 mi)
  • Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Harbor Blvd
    0.4 mi
  • Turn right onto Industrial Rd
    Destination will be on the left

131 Industrial Rd Unit #7
Belmont, CA 94002

Optimal Biotech Group

131 Industrial Road
Unit #7
Belmont, CA 94002

Phone: (650) 376-3837
Fax: (866) 941-6822
Email: info@optimalbiotech.com

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    Our Team

    kelly charnas

    Kelly Charnas

    Over 20 years of experience in the health sciences field. Past positions held were Emergency Room and Forensics Nursing with San Mateo Medical Center. Treatment of patients with trauma, injury and acute-onset symptoms.

    Master’s in Nursing Holy Names University – Oakland, California

    Bachelor’s of Science, Nursing University of San Francisco – San Francisco, California

    phil charnas

    Phil Charnas
    Vice President of Business Development

    20+ years of selling fluid processing systems, products, and services such as filtration/separation, control, and instrumentation in the biotechnology industry.

    Bachelor’s of Science, Medical Technology
    New York Institute of Technology – Old Westbury, New York

    Jeremy A. Lee
    Sr. Sales Engineer

    Previous position involved working with Genentech Vacaville as a manufacturing technical specialist in Manufacturing Sciences Cell Culture; supported the small scale labs as one of the representatives for the technology transfer processes, involved in the improvement and development of small scale lab operations, processes, and equipment.

    Bachelor’s of Science, Biochemical Engineering
    University of California, Davis – Davis, California

    daniel trujillo

    Daniel Trujillo
    Sales Engineer

    Previous position involved working at Seagen in Bothell, WA as a Research Associate with their formulation and drug product sciences. Executed formulation and/or DP development experiments. Antibody and recombinant protein expression and purification. Experience in performing DNA extractions and PCR-based experiments .

    Master of Science in Molecular Genetics Jan 2020 – Dec 2021
    Walla Walla University

    Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry Jan 2015 – Dec 2019
    Walla Walla University

    walker heintz

    Walker Heintz
    Sales Engineer

    Walker was a former associate scientist at Full Cycle Bioplastics where he designed, executed, and reported fermentation experiments to optimize and progress PHA production.

    Led discussions on future scientific strategy and business feasibility through a fermentation lens. Worked in Funded Research to align scientific expectations with outside clients and communicated research work being done to further their interests.

    Bachelor’s of Science, Chemical Biology, Class of 2021
    University of California at Berkeley, College of Chemistry

    lorraine wolfe

    Lorraine Wolfe
    Marketing Specialist

    A marketing professional with 13+ years of experience,

    Bachelor of Arts, Double Majors in Advertising and Multimedia, Minor in Graphic Design, Aug. 2000 – May 2004
    Bradley University – Peoria, Illinois