We are a group of dedicated scientists passionate about creating solutions that enable our fellow scientists to push the boundaries of Discovery.  Our expertise lies in surface science, with applications in metal coatings, cell culture, nanotechnology, electrochemistry, and chemical and biological sensors.

Platypus Technologies is a Wisconsin-based manufacturing company and our core team consist of on-site scientists, engineers and technicians.  In addition, a worldwide network of remote partners supports activities in marketing and sales (see: International Distributors).

Marco A. Bedolla-Pantoja, PhD: Marco is an engineer with a strong background in product development, manufacturing, and business development of technology-driven products. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Bachelor degree from the University of Delaware.

Marco joined Platypus Technologies in 2015, establishing and leading the company’s strategic direction.  Under his leadership, Platypus Technologies has increased its market share for services in metal coatings, photolithography and custom solutions.

In addition to his role at Platypus Technologies, Marco is also President of Thin Film Labs, which manufactures optical coatings.

During his free time, Marco enjoys nature walks with his wife, two children and their dog Luna.


Dr. Nicholas Abbott

Dr. Abbott is the Tisch University Professor of Chemical Engineering at Cornell University.  He has made major discoveries in the application of chemically tailored interfaces for chemical and biological sensors and biomedical devices. Dr. Abbott is a co-founder of Platypus Technologies.

Dr. Christopher Murphy

Dr. Murphy is a Professor of Surgical Sciences in the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis. He brings 35 years of experience in wound healing research and cell culture. Dr. Murphy is the director of the Comparative Ophthalmic Research Laboratories, and a co-founder of Platypus Technologies.

Dr. Shou Wong

Dr. Wong is Chief Innovation Officer at TurtleTree. He has deep expertise in innovation/technology scouting, business development and product commercialization. Dr. Wong’s career includes various senior management positions at Merck KGaA, ATCC, Dow Chemical and ThermoFisher.

Walter Dewey

Mr. Dewey serves as CEO and Chief Investment Strategist for Resonant Capital Advisors, which he co-founded in 2018. He has over 30 years of investment experience in various investment-related activities. He serves on the boards of various technology companies in Wisconsin, including Platypus Technologies.