After a career at Luminex Corporation that culminated with being the company's first Biosafety Officer and architect of their biosafety program, Catherine relocated to Madison and started BSSA, LLC. In 2017 Catherine and her family relocated to the Seattle metro area to settle down. Catherine’s career has stretched from testing diagnostic instrumentation at bio warfare military installations to meticulously architecting biosafety programs. She has over 15 years of experience in biosafety, regulatory relations, and quality systems within the in vitro diagnostics industry. Her background includes biosafety challenges ranging from communicable diseases to bio warfare pathogens to lethal toxins. Catherine’s fine attention to detail and unwavering belief in the necessity of process and training is what made her the leading biosafety consultant in the Madison, WI area and a dynamic member of the biotech community in Seattle, WA.


Catherine Schilffarth

President