While working at Baxter, a bright engineer’s idea would lead to lifelong friendships and the eventual founding of BioTeknica.
After a company buyout, Ruben Capo, one of the electrical engineers, started his own validation services firm in February 1996 named Controlled Concepts. Former Baxter engineer and friend, Jorge Rodriguez, would moonlight with Ruben on several projects and as business picked up, they approached close friend and colleague, Braulio Ortiz, to join them in this new venture and by June 1996, BioTeknica was born — literally created on a napkin!
With growth as a priority, the trio hired another former colleague and close friend, Steve Maltz, to head up the firm’s sales and marketing efforts.
From day one, they rolled up their sleeves, often working long 16-hour days and through their persistent work, nearly 20+ years later, now under the leadership of five Principals including Julie Larsen and Mike Neaves, BioTeknica continues to successfully serve the engineering and regulatory needs of medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers.