E4 Bioscience helps cannabis investors and laboratory teams research, design, build, equip, license, operate, and market compliant cannabis laboratories. Whether acquiring, building, or retrofitting a cannabis laboratory, our team shares the expertise necessary to avoid delays, create sustainable revenue, and maintain compliance.
We examine current and relevant topics in the cannabis laboratory space and write informative blue papers. What’s a blue paper, you ask? A blue paper is a white paper that is actually worth reading and provides much more than black text on white paper about a subject that only the author really cares about.
E4 Bioscience was founded with a single strategic mission: to support cannabis safety testing laboratories.
Shaun R. Opie, PhD
CEO and Managing Partner
Dr. Opie is a seasoned entrepreneur having funded, operated, acquired, and sold multiple laboratories in different verticals including medical research, clinical diagnostics, and cannabis safety testing. Dr. Opie has held several adjunct faculty appointments at nationally recognized universities and was an invited Entrepreneurship Expert for 2 years in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He is a participating member of the AOAC International - Cannabis Analytical Science Program (Microbiological Contaminants & Proficiency Testing), a workgroup member for the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency, and a regular speaker about the cannabis laboratory industry. His new textbook, "Cannabis Laboratory Fundamentals" will be published by Springer-Nature in Q4 2020.
Finance Director and Partner
Jen has over 20 years of experience as a VP and SVP at multinational financial institutions including the Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase Bank. She has extensive accounting experience including financial projection development, loan procurement and structuring, credit analysis, and financial statement preparation and review.
Olga has over 10 years of experience in branding, art direction, multimedia and graphic design. Recipient of eleven prestigious design awards, and fluent in five languages, she can be considered a multicultural design professional. Olga has developed brand identity for several cannabis companies including Blackbird Diagnostics and Vantari Analytical Labs, with the latter having won the bronze prize at the AIGA OC Design Awards.
Navin Pathangay has over twenty years of national and international architectural experience. He is the founder of Pathangay Architects llc, an architectural firm that prides itself on innovation and design since 2004. He has designed commercial space in all primary cannabis industry verticals with clients including: IAnthus, Green Growth Brands, Harborside FLRish, The Pharm, Bloom Dispensaries, Sky Cannabis, and Agrimed Industries.