Founded in 2010, ForeLight is revolutionizing the biomanufacturing industry through our proprietary photosynthetic production technology. The Illumesis™ advanced artificial light bioreactor enables unparalleled control over the growth of Algae, Cyanobacteria and other photosynthetic organisms, offering a stable, cost-effective solution to the biomass production needs of the life sciences, material sciences and biological research & diagnostics fields, as well as commercial scale production solutions for agricultural applications.
ForeLight’s production facility is located in the University Technology Park on the Chicago campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). Their initial product line of high-purity Allophycocyanin (APC) and cross-linked APC is now available, with R-Phycoerythrin (R-PE) and additional products to follow.
ForeLight is currently seeking partners for collaborative product development using the Illumesis™ photosynthetic production platform technology.
Founder & President
Adam Flynn is a veteran of the United States Navy’s Nuclear Propulsion Program, a former project manager with the University of Chicago, and co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of ForeLight, Inc. Adam is responsible for the design, operation and optimization of both the individual bioreactors and the interconnected bioreactor platform.
Director of Business & Corporate Development
Julie Moffitt brings a wide range of experience in communications, public relations, project management and marketing to ForeLight, where she is responsible for marketing, business and relationship development. Prior to co-founding the company, Julie spent several years in the University of Chicago’s Office of Financial Strategy and Budget, developed public relations strategies as a co-founder of Chicago’s maker space Pumping Station: One, and successfully operated her own music business.
Director of Operations
Jasna Déliç is the multi-lingual core of ForeLight’s day-to-day operations. A fellow co-founder of Chicago’s Pumping Station: One, Jasna oversees production and purification, and is responsible for procurement and managing laboratory personnel. She is also a key member of ForeLight’s sales and marketing team.
Manager, Business Development & Marketing
Reactor Operations Manager
- Dr. Philip Laible, Argonne National Laboratory
- Jay Kouba, Former President, CEO & Chairman of the Board, Metabolix
- Edward Erickson, Chairman of the Board, MDxHealth
- Michael Adams, Greenmoor Financial Management
- Dr. Joseph Orgel, Illinois Institute of Technology
- Paula Lausa, Viant Green Capital
- Frank Haas, CPA, H.D. Roseth & Associates, Ltd.