leadership

Spectral Instrument Imaging’s (SI Imaging) was formed by the coming together of pioneers in pre-clinical optical imaging, Bo Nelson and Mike Cable, and recognized industry leaders in CCD camera technology Keith Copeland and Gary Sims.

Bo and Mike are among the most recognized names from the earliest days of pre-clinical imaging technology at Xenogen.

Keith Copeland and Gary Sims, who as founders of Spectral Instruments, helped design and deliver cameras for some of the earliest optical ultra-low light level imaging applications.

The founding team continues to collaborate and provide active leadership, strategic guidance and technology advice to help guide SI Imaging to a high growth future.

Bo ConferenceBo Nelson, Founder and Chief Technical Officer

Bo is one of the original members of the team that developed the Xenogen IVIS® systems prior to Xenogen’s acquisition by Caliper Life Sciences. For seven years, Bo was in charge of the Instrumentation department of Xenogen, where he led the team that produced, calibrated, installed, serviced and supported the entire IVIS product line and accessories. Bo has additionally worked at both Lawrence Livermore Laboratories and General Atomics, where he has become very familiar with the instrumentation needs of scientific teams.

for SIIMike Cable, Founder and Advisor

Mike assembled and led the team that developed the Xenogen IVIS® systems. As CTO of Xenogen, for six years he oversaw all aspects of the instrumentation development and manufacturing. He served as a key member of the Xenogen management team from shortly after its founding through the company’s IPO prior to its acquisition by Caliper Life Sciences. Mike has also been involved or held executive positions with several other high tech companies including Quantum Dot, Fovi Optics, Matrix Sensors and Xradia.

_D0A9966Keith Copeland, Founder and CEO

Keith co-founded SI Imaging to help innovate and bring to market the next generation molecular imaging system. This built upon his extensive experience in camera technology as CEO of Spectral Instruments, which he continues to run.  Prior to that he lead the development team and then ran manufacturing at Ventana Medical Systems (Roche) for the first Immunohistochemistry instrument. He started out his career doing mechanical design on CCD cameras at Photometrics (Roper).

_D0A9973Gary Sims Ph.D., Founder and President

Gary has 30 years experience developing and testing solid state imaging sensors and systems for scientific measurement applications including analytical spectroscopy, astronomy, high energy physics programs, bioluminescence measurement systems, and X-ray crystallography detectors. He is an author of numerous scientific publications and patents and is President, CTO and a founder of Spectral Instruments.