Who is Jonathan Rothberg?
He is a scientist entrepreneur and investor. He was born in January 1963. He is married to Bonnie, they have 5 children. His father founded Laticrete International.
He is the inventor of the Gene Machine. A machine for massively parallel DNA sequencing human genome. He was awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.
He also received the Connecticut Medal of Technology. He earned a B.S. in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Rothberg is the owner of the yacht Gene Machine.
What is this Gene Machine?
Rothberg is the inventor of a DNA encoder called Personal Genome Machine or Gene Machine.
The machine can read 10 million letters of genetic code. With a high degree of accuracy, in just two hours. Using DNA sequencing doctors in the future will finger genetic weak spots in tumors. And treat cancer patients with customized drugs.
In 2007 Rothberg sold his gene technology company 454 Life Sciences for US$ 155 million. And in 2010 he sold another company with similar technology named Ion Torrent for US$ 375 million in cash.
Rothberg is the founder of 4Catalyzer. A startup accelerator focusing on physics, math, and life sciences.
4Catalyzer’s aim is to transform 21st-century medicine by solving today’s most challenging problems. Across life science research tools, medical devices, and therapeutics. Investments include Butterfly Network and LAM Therapeutics.
Jonathan’s father is the founder of Laticrete International. Laticrete is a manufacturer of construction supplies.
The company offers specialized products for waterproofing, crack suppression, and soundproofing. And floor warming, as well as adhesives, mortars, grouts. And caulk for residential and industrial installations.
Jonathan Rothberg Net Worth
The net worth of Rothberg is estimated at US$ 500 million.
He and his wife are the founders of the Rothberg Institute for Childhood Diseases. Which works on treatments for tuberous sclerosis. He also sponsors the Rothberg Catalyzer Prize. He has donated several million dollars to philanthropy.