About Cospheric - The Leading Global Supplier of Microspheres, Nanospheres, Spherical Microbeads, Precision Microparticles
"Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing." Mohammad Ali
As a leading distributor, manufacturer, and global supplier of microspheres, nanospheres, and precision spherical particles, we are constantly pushing the limits of what is possible by offering cutting-edge micro and nanotechnology solutions to the global scientific community.
Our customers are the brightest researchers from all over the world, residing on all seven continents (yes, even Antarctica). They are relying on us to develop the smallest and most precise spherical particles to enable advances in their respective fields. Moreover, they expect to have these particles in their labs as quickly as possible. Quality, speed, professionalism, expertise – this is the value Cospheric brings to each customer.
Cospheric was founded in 2008 in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA. Over the last decade we have grown into much more than a supplier of microspheres. We are an integral part of the global technical community with the
reputation for outstanding product quality and commitment to customer satisfaction.
Some would say that we manufacture precision dust. Our product line consists of close to two thousand unique spherical microparticle and nanoparticle products, all of which have been developed based on customer demand. We work with each individual customer to find a creative solution for their unique needs.
Scientists and engineers worldwide rely on us as a proven supplier of microspheres, nanospheres and macrospheres, offering tight particle
size ranges, wide selection of colors, densities, properties and
We utilize a variety of proprietary tools and techniques
that are unique in the industry. We have the ability to make small
custom runs of microspheres, prototype high-aspect ratio
microstructures, and apply precision coatings on spherical particles.
For the majority of our microsphere products we are the sole global supplier, without direct competitors. We developed a disruptive technology which is redefining the microsphere market and creating a new category of precision spherical particles. Our research department is always excited to tackle new challenging
We offer the sophistication to deliver the advanced technologies customers need with
small-company responsiveness to their technical and business needs.
We manufacture all our products where we live, in Santa Barbara, California, thereby creating local jobs, ensuring product quality and clean manufacturing. We further give back to our community through volunteering, philanthropy, and corporate responsibility.
Our focus is on long term vision for the company – positioning ourselves as a leader in our field and making an impact on the world.
To be the premier global supplier
of microspheres and precision spherical particles.
To make an impact on the world by
enabling breakthroughs in science and technology.
Innovation – As the leading global supplier of microspheres, we push the limits of what is possible.
Collaboration – We build strong long-term
relationships based on respect, integrity and open communication.
Impact – We foster a positive change in
the world, the environment, and our community.
Yelena Lipovetskaya leads the company as a Chief Executive Officer. Her primary role is to define and integrate strategic vision and direction of the organization, ensuring that Cospheric continues to grow as the leading global supplier of microspheres and precision spherical particles and serves the scientific community worldwide by offering the largest selection and the highest quality product on the global marketplace.
Yelena builds on her twenty years of technical expertise in chemistry,
rheology, charging, materials, process engineering, manufacturing
excellence and Six Sigma initiatives.
Yelena has a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from Polytechnic University (now NYU) and Masters degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology.
In addition to her education, Yelena's technical expertise is grounded in intensive on-the-job training she received while developing cutting edge technologies in state-of-the-art laboratories such as Sullivan Park Science & Technology Center in Corning, NY, and Xerox Research Center Webster, Xerox's largest research center.
Yelena received her business training through Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV), an organization dedicated to creating an equitable and just society through the economic empowerment of women.
Yelena is a mother of three children, a certified parent-infant coach, and has earned a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. Yelena is passionate about promoting healthy social-emotional development of young children and is an advocate for research and education on mental wellness for young children and their caregivers. Under Yelena's leadership, Cospheric supports these crucial but often underfunded and understaffed initiatives through philanthropy and volunteering in the community.
Yelena was recently interviewed on 805conversations podcast which features engaging talks with leaders and thinkers in the 805 region in California. In this podcast, Yelena talks about Cospheric, the foundations of the company, and the path forward.
Brian Gobrogge serves as a Chief Operating Officer.
He offers expertise in innovative
development, design and manufacturing support, based on his ridiculous amount of experience in many different industries, such as Food & Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Electronics, Consumer Products and Defense.
Brian started his career implementing manufacturing solutions for Texas Instruments Defense Division, later acquired by Raytheon. He continued expanding his experience in manufacturing processes and equipment design by integrating automation systems for companies like Merck Pharmaceuticals, Tyson Foods, Black&Decker, Miller Brewing, Cooper Tire, Torrington Bearing, Weyerhouser Lumber and Paper Products, Proctor & Gamble, Georgia Pacific, Cagle Foods, Glad Products and others. Prior to co-founding Cospheric, Brian played leadership roles in Cbrite Inc and
Gyricon LLC (subsidiary of Xerox), where he specified and acquired custom equipment for highly-specialized applications.
Brian is a hands-on leader bringing concepts to reality
through cross-functional management, leveraging his diverse electrical, mechanical, and manufacturing engineering background immersed in executive
Brian earned a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Michigan and an
executive MBA from University of Toledo.
Outside of the office, Brian is actively involved in raising his family and contributes many hours volunteering in Santa Barbara schools. He spearheads Cospheric's philantory initiative of being a corporate sponsor at school-based fundraising events. He is also involved in facilitating sustainable agriculture in Southern California through cooperation with Zava Ranch, which produces California organic avocados, lemons, and medicinal herbs.