Tony R. Joaquim, Ph.D.

Director of Product Development Core Team

Tony’s career spans over 30 years of product development in several fields ranging from agricultural and food microbiology diagnostics to the life sciences and clinical diagnostics and across a wide number of diagnostic testing platforms including ELISA, Luminex, ECL Meso Scale, immuno-chromatographic, and time-resolved- and FRET-based assays for low- and high-throughput applications. He has led the assay development for a portfolio of several product targets including plant pathogens, genetically-modified organisms, pesticides and polyaromatic hydrocarbons in water and soil and AOAC-approved diagnostic kits for food microbiology (Listeria monocytogenes, E. coli O157:H7, and Salmonella spp.). He has developed several tests for clinical applications including CE-marked and FDA de novo tests for biomarkers of infectious diseases (alpha-defensin and human neutrophil elastase), a multiplexed microbial pathogen panel, and laboratory-developed tests for biomarkers of a number of arthritides (native septic, rheumatoid, and osteoarthritis), and biomarkers in support of drug clinical trials (e.g. oncology, hepatitis C, and Fabry disease). His corporate experience encompasses Agri-Diagnostics, Monsanto, Strategic Diagnostics, LabCorp, and more recently CD Diagnostics. He has co-authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, abstracts, presentations to scientific meetings, and patents in the field of diagnostics and assay development. Tony is a graduate of Rutgers University and The Ohio State University.