About Sanguine

Bridging the gap between patients and researchers to accelerate discovery and development

Our Mission

Translational research cannot happen, much less successfully advance, without patient samples. However, conventional methods for biospecimen collection can range from somewhat inconvenient to downright challenging for the participants.

At Sanguine, our mission is to accelerate medical research by removing the barriers to patient participation. In the process, we elevate the role of the patient in the research effort, ensuring that the purpose of better patient outcomes is at the center of every study.

To achieve this goal, we enable patients to participate in research from the comfort of their own homes and do our utmost to facilitate their participation. This includes supporting patients with a dedicated, on-call study coordinator, and honoring their contributions with the transparency, privacy, and respect they deserve.

We've already demonstrated the power of this approach with our large, highly-engaged patient community and loyal research partners.

Working together, we are accelerating discovery and development for a better, healthier future.


Our Core Values

  • We get up every morning because we know that we are making a difference in people's lives
  • We protect the privacy of patient data
  • We always operate in patients' and researchers best interests
  • We are educating and bridging the divide between researchers and patients to help accelerate research
  • We are focused on positive impact in medical research - helping find new cures and treatments through innovative technology and personalization

  • Responsible for your actions, and for your team
  • Rolling up your sleeves
  • Doing what you said you will do
  • When possible, help out your teammates to achieve the company's collective goals
  • Our success is everyone's responsibility
  • Work together to achieve goals
  • Take ownership in quality and precision of our work and deliverables

  • Create a safe environment where everyone feels comfortable sharing constructive criticism on how to improve the company.
  • Listening skills are critical

  • Use a higher level conscientiousness
  • Act deliberately and honestly
  • Use emotional intelligence

  • Have a growth mindset
  • Focus on becoming the best version of yourself
  • Master skill sets for your functional role
  • Learn from and adopt others great talents to better yourself

  • Communicate clearly, actively listen to others, take responsibility for mistakes, and respect the diversity of your colleagues.
  • Listen and evolve together, help and support each other for the sake of a collective goal.
  • Best ideas win
  • No lone wolves

  • Action-oriented and sense of urgency
  • Make a good faith effort to solve the problem before bringing it up to your manager
  • Looking for better, faster ways to do your job and company processes
  • Looking for innovative, sustainable solutions
  • Identify problems, recognize patterns/recurring problems, automate recurring problems away

"Our study coordinators are typically on a first name basis with the patients after the first call and maintain a really close relationship with them. It's that human-to-human contact many patients enjoy that helps them feel empowered and keeps them engaged."

Brian Neman

CEO & Co-Founder of Sanguine

Leadership Team

Brian Neman, MHA  

Co-Founder, CEO

Brian brings together a deep seated belief that empowering patients is the key to advancing medicine with a strong entrepreneurial drive. The result is Sanguine.

Charlene Christman

Vice President, Marketing and Demand Generation

Charlene uses her extensive experience developing consumer and business-to-business marketing and advertising programs to help Sanguine increase its reach with patients, researchers, and patient advocacy groups.

Gerald Lee


Gerald has translated his experience leading a team studying Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) at Stanford into the operational expertise that drives Sanguine's product development program.

Bo Cross  

Vice President, Operations

Bo has spent her career focusing on building teams and improving operations through people and data, and now leads patient and field operations teams at Sanguine.

Catherine Kapferer  

Vice President, Human Resources

A trusted thought leader and accomplished Human Resources executive with over 20 successful years of global business partnering and leadership in human resources and business functions for Fortune 500 and biotech companies.

Christine Kelberman  

Chief Financial Officer

Chris has spent most of her finance career in the life science industry responsible for the accounting, finance, IT, financial operations, and treasury functions, including forecasting and capital planning, both stateside and internationally.

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