We are on a mission to create better and safer therapeutics enabled by cryopreservation.

Professor Allison Hubel, PhD
Evia Bio is a life sciences innovation company that develops non-DMSO cryopreservation solutions for the cell therapy industry. Our cryopreservation technology was developed by world-leading cryobiologist, Professor Allison Hubel, PhD, at the University of Minnesota and is optimized for each cell to deliver the highest cell viability, recovery, and functional performance.

Leadership Team

Christiaan Engstrom, MBA

CEO

  • Former Founder & CEO at Cell Culture Company
  • Former COO at Medical Advanced Pain Specialists (MAPS)
  • Multiple successful exits in healthcare technologies
Allison Hubel, Ph.D.

Allison Hubel, Ph.D.

CSO & Founder

  • World-leading cryopreservation expert
  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering – University of Minnesota
  • Director, Biopreservation Core Resource – University of Minnesota
  • President, Society for Cryobiology
Jeff Williams, Ph.D.

Jeff Williams, Ph.D.

COO

  • Former President – Lucigen
  • Former President & CEO – Platypus Technologies
  • Multiple successful exits in biotech
Bryan Poltilove, MBA

Bryan Poltilove, MBA

Board Chairman

  • Operating Partner – Broad Oak Capital Partners
  • Former Cell & Gene Therapy General Manager – Thermo Fisher
  • Multiple cell and gene therapy tool investments, acquisitions, and exits
Sandy Williams, Ph.D.

Sandy Williams, Ph.D.

Strategy Advisor

  • Founder & President – Access Biomedical Solutions
  • Biomedical engineering and marketing consulting for medtech and biotech
  • Former Biologics Business Unit Manager, Bose Corporation
Jason Maidment, MBA

Jason Maidment, MBA

Financial Advisor

  • Fractional CFO – JAM Services
  • Senior Director Finance – UnitedHealth Group
  • General Manager – Hanratty & Associates 

 

News

BlueCube Bio becomes Evia Bio™ and launches new IPSC cryopreservation solution to accelerate cell & gene therapies – BlueCube Bio officially announced a company name transition to Evia Bio™ – December 2021

Minnesota Supercomputing Institute – MSI PI Allison Hubel Named Director of Technological Leadership Institute – 5 Mar 2021

tech.mn – DEED Awards $450,000 in Launch Minnesota Innovation Grants to 17 Startups – 23 February 2021

MinneInno – Launch Minnesota announces innovation grants for 17 more startups – 23 February 2021

Twin Cities UMN – U of M’s Technological Leadership Institute names Professor Allison Hubel new director – 17 February 2021

University of Minnesota – UMN Technological Leadership Institute names Professor Allison Hubel new director – 16 February 2021

Minne Inno – The 21 Minnesota startups to watch in 2021 – 17 December 2020

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal – What’s the most promising startup of 2020 – 8 December 2020

University of Minnesota – U Conference Gives Boost to Women Entrepreneurs – 20 November 2020

Women Leading Health Care – Here’s to Us – November 2020 – 18 November 2020

WeMentor Mondays – Expanding BlueCube Bio’s Ecosystem – 16 November 2020

Kare 11 Behind the Business – Preserving cells: Minnesota startup ‘BlueCube Bio’ develops new approach – 13 November 2020

WeMentor Mondays – The Inspiration Ecosystem: How Compassion, Curiosity, and Coaching Led to An Award-Winning Start-up – 9 November 2020

UMN College of Science and Engineering – Biopreservation company with BME ties wins high-profile startup competition – 9 October 2020

BlueCube Bio – Bulletin Q4 2020 Newsletter – 8 October 2020

Agenparl – BLUECUBE BIO WINS MN CUP GRAND PRIZE – 3 October 2020

Lifespan.io – BlueCube Bio wins MN Cup grand prize – 1 October 2020

UMN College of Science and Engineering – ME-Led Startups Win the 2020 MN Cup – October 2020

15 Minute News – BlueCube Bio wins MN Cup grand prize – 1 October 2020

Scienmag – BlueCube Bio Win MN Cup Grand Prize – 1 October 2020

EurekAlert! – BlueCube Bio wins MN Cup grand prize – 1 October 2020

Illadel Graff Supply – BlueCube Bio Won The Main Prize Of The MN Cup – 1 October 2020

UMN Research  UMN Startup BlueCube Bio Takes MN Cup Grand Prize – 24 September 2020

Twin Cities Business – MN Cup 2020: Women-led U of M Startup Earns Top Prize – 24 September 2020

Carlson School of Management – MN Cup Announcement – September 2020

News Break – Virtual Minnesota Cup’s big winner: BlueCube Bio – 23 September 2020

Star Tribune  Minnesota Cup winner pioneers new solution to preserve therapeutic cells – 23 September 2020

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