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Shanmugavel


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PLAXGEN
United States of America

Biography

Dr. Madasamy has extensive research experience in the area of Vascular Biology gained from both academic and start-up biotech environments. After receiving a Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Anna University, India, in 1997, he pursued his postdoctoral research at Iowa State University, Iowa. He worked as a Senior Scientist until 2004 at the Division of Vascular Biology, Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies (TPIMS) in San Diego. His research focused on bioengineering human fibrinolytic (blood clot dissolution) enzymes. Prior to founding Plaxgen, he worked as a Staff Scientist at Catalyst Biosciences in South San Francisco from 2004 to mid-2007. At Catalyst Biosciences, he was involved in the development of the company’s protease screening technology platform. At Plaxgen, Dr. Madasamy led the development of the Plaque Array technology and the serum-based plaque-load and statin-response tests for the diagnosis of cardiovascular and Alzheimer’s diseases. He has authored many peer-reviewed research articles and has both issued and pending patents.

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