Industry Academic Coordinator

Office Information:

800 Park Offices Drive
Room 3306
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
(919) 949-6266


BS, Chemistry, UNC Chapel Hill 1970


cplinn@unc.edu, cplinn@unc.edu

Research and Publications:

Mr. Linn is an individual who specializes in alliance creation. His years of professional experience include R&D of novel technologies and Business Development. Linn began his career as a research Chemist. He has worked at RTI International, Union Carbide Ag Products and Becton Dickinson Technologies (BD). While at BD, he helped develop the real-time, isothermal, homogeneous molecular diagnostics assay that was commercialized as BD ProbeTec-ET, a $130 MM/yr platform for sexually transmitted diseases. Linn also managed the BD Incubator from 1999 to 2007 where he worked with over 15 start-up life science companies that have gone on to create over 500 technology jobs and together represent a market capitalization in excess of $1B. Linn is currently Chief Alliance Officer at NIRvana Sciences, Inc and was the VP of Alliances for Advanced Animal Diagnostics, an emerging animal health diagnostics company. Mr. Linn has 15 Issued US Patents and 21 Peer-reviewed Publications.