Dr. Brian Heinze is the R&D Director of OptiEnz Sensors. He is responsible for the product development and manufacturing of the sensing systems. He earned a B.S. degree in biology and a Ph.D. in biosystems engineering, both with honors from the University of Arizona. His dissertation, entitled “Optical Immunosensors for Pathogen Detection,” was focused on designing portable optical antibody-based biosensors. Dr. Heinze has been actively involved in researching and developing optical biosensors for more than ten years, developing sensors for beverage processes, environmental monitoring, pathogen detection, and biopharma production along the way.