Dr. Abdul-Ahad is Qualigen’s Vice President of Research and Development and Chief Scientific Officer. Since joining the Company in 2006, he has successfully developed and commercialized numerous complex immunoassays on both the FastPack and FastPack IP Systems. In addition, Dr. Abdul-Ahad is responsible for all surface coating, nanotechnology and reagent manufacturing, as well as integration of new drug manufacturing systems and processes. Prior to joining Qualigen, Dr. Abdul-Ahad led multifunctional design teams at Beckman Coulter that developed and commercialized over 15 assays on their industry leading Access and Synchron automated systems. From 1988 to 1990, Dr. Abdul-Ahad held various management positions with the National Diagnostics Center and Noctech, Inc., both located in Galway, Ireland. Dr. Abdul-Ahad holds a PhD in Biochemistry from National University of Ireland, Galway; an MS in Clinical Chemistry from the University of Surrey, England; an MBA from the University of La Verne, California and a BS in Pharmacy from the University of Baghdad, Iraq. He also holds certifications and licenses from the American Board of Clinical Chemistry, State of California (Registered Pharmacist), National Registry of Clinical Chemistry and the National Academy for Clinical Biochemistry. Dr. Abdul-Ahad’s professional affiliations include the Association of Clinical Biochemistry (ACB-UK), the American Association for Clinical Chemistry and the American Pharmaceutical Association. Dr. Abdul-Ahad is also the author or co-author of numerous scientific publications.