At Upkara, we are working to change the world. That doesn’t come easy. 

We are a global leader in biopreservation. Our team consists of the brightest scientific minds in the industry and visionary leaders helping chart a clear path forward.

Get to Know Our Values

We are a values-driven organization. Learn more about our purpose and the values that shape our culture.


We are a community of diverse thinkers in a diverse world. We embrace many perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences.


We are unafraid to try new things, push boundaries, and create meaningful change.


We believe our success is tied to those around us, appreciate the ideas and opinions of others, and understand that working together is exponentially more powerful than working alone.


We are stewards of the scientific community, and we use our knowledge and abilities to help preserve the environment we depend on while promoting health equity around the world.


We take initiative, uncover opportunities and pursue them relentlessly, encouraging others to do the same, and refusing to slow down until we meet our goals.

Why We Do It

It’s what gets us up in the morning

Upkara’s mission is to eliminate cold chain reliance and improve global health equity through the use of innovative biomolecule stabilization technology.

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Meet the Team

Get to know the minds reshaping the industry

Rich Troyer
Rich Troyer

Chief Executive Officer

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Mary Retzlaff

Chief Scientific Officer

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Pravansu Mohanty, Ph.D


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Laura Bronsart

Senior Director of Commercial Operations

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Matthew Carroll

Senior Director of Business Development and Operations

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Say goodbye to
cold chain restrictions

Learn more about how our innovative technology stabilizes biomolecules without freezing and the cost and time savings it delivers.

discover our technology

Get to know a few of our team members and what they are passionate about, professionally and personally.