A pioneer in the refurbished instruments industry, GenTech has built a reputation as a trusted partner for laboratories across the globe. Over the last 25 years, GenTech has provided scientists, universities, and corporations with quality, warrantied analytical instrumentation, as well as installation, training, and maintenance and repair services to help further their research.
Acquired by Lakelet Capital in 2020, GenTech is now sister company to Conquer Scientific which Lakelet acquired in 2021. Consolidated under Purity Scientific, GenTech and Conquer are now headed by one executive management team and offer a combined inventory and other shared resources to better serve our customers. Learn more…
The Purity Scientific Management Team
Michael R. Lippa, Jr., CEO
Michael Lippa was recruited by Lakelet Capital in the spring of 2020 to assume the CEO role at the purchase of GenTech Scientific in July 2020. In one year, he was able to execute the acquisition of Conquer Scientific and is now the CEO of the top two leaders in the Analytical Instrument Refurbishment Industry. He is a change-focused, versatile business leader with 25+ years of experience guiding global, multi-site manufacturing and production operations. He focuses on leveraging data analytics to identify risks, opportunities for improvement, cost savings, and growth initiatives.
His work history includes several top companies including General Motors, AVOX, Harmac Medical and Multisorb Technologies. His tenure in these industries covered Automotive, Aviation, Medical Device Manufacturing and Active Packaging. His extensive expertise in Lean and Six Sigma principles, team management and coaching, process improvements, business startup and transformation, and new product launches have contributed to his success. In his previous private equity sponsorship at Multisorb Technologies he successfully led the operational transformation of the business.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology from SUNY Buffalo and a Master’s degree in Manufacturing Management from Kettering University. Michael volunteers for Junior Achievement of WNY and lives in Amherst, NY with his wife and four children.
Fatih Büyüksönmez, CSO
Fatih Büyüksönmez is the founder of Conquer Scientific. He assumed his current role of Chief Scientific Officer for both GenTech and Conquer when the acquisition of Conquer finalized in Sept. 2021. Fatih became professor emeritus in 2018, his research having focused on environmental contamination. Fatih knew his strong scientific and academic background would give him a competitive edge in the refurbished analytical instrument market. A scientist who wanted to support other scientists with affordable equipment, Fatih launched Conquer Scientific in 2007 and proved his success not only as a professor but also an entrepreneur.
Very active in the business and science communities, Fatih is an Ambassador to UNICEF as well as Treasurer of Toastmaster Club GLOW and is bi-lingual in Turkish and English. Fatih holds his Bachelor’s degree in Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering from Middle East Technical University and his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and ME Biological/ Biosystems Engineering from University of Idaho. He has received numerous awards including the Rufus Chaney Research Excellence Award and had his academic research published over 63 times.
Yvette Pagano, CCO
Yvette Pagano assumed the role of Chief Commercial Officer when she joined GenTech Scientific in April 2021. Her role expanded when Lakelet Capital completed their acquisition of Conquer Scientific. Yvette focuses on leading both companies’ key growth initiatives including talent development, marketing outreach, optimizing service offerings, as well as the design and execution of an asset management solution targeting cannabis laboratories.
Prior to joining GenTech and Conquer, Yvette served as President/CEO of CAR Engineering and Manufacturing, a mid-sized precision machine shop. Under her leadership CAR experienced record sales and profits and achieved numerous quality certifications including ISO 9001 and IATF. Active in the manufacturing and business community Yvette served on various boards including NextCorps, Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association, and Young President’s Organization.
Yvette holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and international business from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University. She is an active investor in cannabis, psychedelics, and real estate. Yvette resides in Rochester, NY with her husband and two daughters.
Why Buy New, If You Don’t Have To?!
GenTech Scientific was initially established as a service company in 1996. It was only a few months later that the company began its transformation issuing repairs, refurbishing instruments, and displaying excellent service and sales support. The GenTech founder recognized the vast difference between the expense of instrumentation at OEM prices compared to many labs’ budgets. With excellent service and proven reliability, GenTech built a trusted reputation by providing the highest level of quality in affordable, refurbished gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, and liquid chromatography instrumentation.
For over 25 years, GenTech Scientific has been a trusted partner, providing premium analytical instrumentation and services to labs around the world. Our inventory includes specialized equipment for applications such as gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, HPLC, and cannabis testing. GenTech ships and installs analytical instruments, and our expert technicians can train your users, as well as service your equipment, so you can focus on what matters most—the science.
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GenTech Scientific Services
Service & Repair
GenTech Scientific ongoing service and repairs are the most reliable and reasonably priced in the industry. Experienced chemists, engineers, and technicians offer helpful, consistent instrument repairs in-house or on-site.
Training & Education
GenTech is equipped to provide in-depth training on applications related to your instrument—either at your facility or our own. With expertise on equipment from most major manufacturers, GenTech Scientific can help your lab get started the right way.
Depot Repair Program
We stand behind our work and are committed to building trust and maintaining a high level of integrity. Have an instrument in need of repairs? Cut the downtime and keep your research project on track with GenTech Scientific.
Not ready to finance? That’s OK. GenTech Scientific offers a flexible rental program. We work with your team to customize a rental agreement suited to your project’s specifications. Get what you need at the price you can afford.
In addition to a rental program, GenTech Scientific offers competitive financing and leasing options for refurbished research lab equipment. Confidently buy the best instruments with any one of our flexible options to fit your budget.
The primary goal of the GenTech Scientific refurbishment process is to offer instruments functioning at the manufacturer’s original performance specifications. This is validated by internal testing done prior to release and test data is included with the instrument package.
GenTech Scientific is always looking to hire driven, energetic, and innovative team members who want and thrive in a rewarding, friendly, success-driven environment. How can you do your part to make scientific research greater?
2021 Best Places to Work
Buffalo Business First named GenTech Scientific LLC as one of the Best Places to Work in 2021. Testimonial: “I learn a lot from coworkers who will always take the time to explain how parts of the equipment work and help you understand it to do your job better.”
We Look and Have the Part
Our chemists, technicians, and customer service specialists are ready to address your analytical requirements. From lab outfitting to hard-to-find replacement parts, labs understand how instrumental to analysis GenTech Scientific can be.