The Ariadne Team


Ariadne’s mission is to use technological advances to help the pharmaceutical industry in streamlining drug discovery and development efforts, while enabling safer medicines to reach patients faster.


Maintaining highest levels of data integrity and compliance is our utmost priority. Through our efforts, we aim at enabling the pharmaceutical industry to bring medicine to patients sooner and safer.

The Ariadne Team


Stephanie Pasas-Farmer

Stephanie Pasas-Farmer is the Founder and President of Ariadne Software. She is a recognized bioanalytical expert in the areas of discovery and regulated bioanalysis for pharmaceutical, biologics and hybrid technologies, including antibody-drug conjugate technology. Her nearly 20-year industry career spans global biopharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations and bioanalytical consulting. Most recently, she launched BioData Solutions, to help sponsors advance early stage molecules into potential new drug candidates with bioanalysis support and regulatory compliance planning.

Stephanie earned her PhD and MSc degrees with honors in pharmaceutical chemistry from the University of Kansas. She received a BS degree in chemistry from St. Mary’s College of Notre Dame.


Shailesh Pandey

Shailesh Pandey is a Software Architect/Director. He focuses on developing machine learning systems and models and implementing appropriate architecture to drive and support business solutions. Shailesh brings expertise in natural language processing, image processing and deep knowledge of cloud-based big data technologies. His background includes a range of software development projects supporting insurance industries, government and civic operations and academia with data governance, predictive analytics and high throughput stream processing.

Shailesh earned dual master’s degrees in data analytics and computers from Pennsylvania State University and Birla Institute of Technology, respectively.

Melissa McGuigan

Melissa McGuigan is the Director of Quality Control and Data Analysis. With over 15 years of related industry experience in a contract research organization setting, Melissa has a profound understanding of regulatory requirements in the field of bioanalysis for drug development. She is committed to providing her professional expertise for ensuring the highest level of quality and compliance at all stages of drug development.

Melissa earned her BS degree in chemistry from Ursinus College.

Rashi Jain

Rashi Jain is the Director of Product Management and Marketing. Rashi brings over 10 years of experience working in the field of biotechnology for industry, academia and government grant projects. She has used her extensive experience in product management and marketing to drive new product and new market launches for startups and early stage organizations. Her expertise in technology and market assessment help drive scalability and growth. Her profound knowledge in compliance and software certification support critical compliance efforts at Ariadne.

Rashi earned her MS in technology commercialization with honors from the University of Texas, Austin and BS in biotechnology with magna cum laude from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

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