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Dr. Akerkar has over 45 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Anand held several senior management positions at Ciba Giegy, Becton Dickinson, and Technicon Corporation. Dr. Akerkar has successfully managed the development, launch and management of in-vitro diagonostic products. While at Becton Dickinson, he was a member of the industry review board for the FDA that helped to define the 510(K) submission requirements and other clinical chemistry standards.
Dr. Akerkar holds 11 patents and has been published over 150 times in recognized scientific journals. Dr. Akerkar has been a consultant to the healthcare industry since 1986. Dr. Akerkar was the Scientific Advisor to ex-U.S. Congressman Benjamin Gilman.