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Matheus Benatti Joins AgriPlex Genomics as Director of Laboratory Operations

Updated: May 3

Cleveland, Ohio (April 5, 2023) – Matheus Romanos Benatti, Ph.D. has been named Director of Laboratory Operations at AgriPlex Genomics. Dr. Benatti will be responsible for leading the Cleveland, Ohio laboratory delivering PlexSeq™ genotyping services to the agriculture market, including pre-validated panel services, pre-validated panel kits, tailored kits and AgriPlex Connect. The laboratory serves many functions, including Research & Development, Manufacturing, Quality Control and Software Engineering.

Dr. Benatti brings over 10 years of experience in laboratory management to AgriPlex, most recently as the Genetics Lab Director for the Indiana Crop Improvement Association. In his previous roles, Dr. Benatti’s responsibilities ranged from assay development and process improvement to quality auditing and ISO standardization. He also has experience in team management and building, product and service commercialization, and account management. Matheus earned his Ph.D. in plant biology from Purdue University.

“AgriPlex is pleased to add Matheus to the team,” said Scott Weigel, CCO of AgriPlex Genomics. “His experience and management skills will greatly enhance our ability to serve our customers and scale our business.”

Dr. Benatti can be reached at

About AgriPlex Genomics

AgriPlex Genomics was established in 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio, to develop a targeted sequencing and genotyping platform for large populations that is accessible and affordable. Our multiplexed, Next-Generation PlexSeq™ platform provides s

imultaneous analysis of specific loci (25-5,000) in any number of DNA samples. PlexSeq™ supports plant and animal breeders by greatly improving throughput and efficiency while significantly reducing costs. AgriPlex Genomics partners with plant and animal breeders from the industry, academia, government, and non-government organizations to provide crucial genotype data for the development of healthier and more productive crops and livestock.

Learn more about AgriPlex Genomics at


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