Dr. Barbara Stone received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and her PhD in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Stone has been employed at ParaTechs Corporation since 2009. She is the Director of Animal Research and the Chair of the Animal Care and Use Committee at ParaTechs. As a senior research scientist, she is primarily responsible for device development and technology verification for assisted reproductive technologies including the Non-Surgical Embryo Transfer (NSET) devices for both mice and rats. DStone is involved in technology transfer and has taught over 30 training workshops at international meetings and research institutions. She regularly lectures regarding the use of NSET as an example of technique refinement for the humane use of laboratory animals in biomedical applications. She is currently contributing to invention, development, and marketing for several products in the Paratechs portfolio.