Dr. Azarani has over 25 years of Life & Health Sciences experience spanning the Academic, Government and private institutions. She has extensive scientific, technical and market knowledge in life sciences (biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry) and health care (hospitals, medical offices, and health care facilities) fields.
Dr. Azarani has comprehensive experience in business development, tactical/strategic marketing, R&D, product development, applications development, technology evaluation & scouting, strategic partnership, licensing, M&A, patent review, intellectual property, international sales, and health care innovations and management.
Dr. Azarani has many years of experience in building different departments and high performance cross-functional teams in multi-site operations. She has extensive experience in identifying and prioritizing resources necessary to execute plans, track performance and make reallocation decisions to maintain or improve the productivity of all departments and return on activities. She has driven innovation and revenue growth by diversifying product portfolio and developing many new business opportunities, strategic partnerships, co-marketing, licensing, OEMs, acquisitions, and joint ventures. Many of the companies she has worked for have sold for millions of dollars.
Dr. Azarani’s specific areas of life sciences expertise are in the fields of physiology, biology, molecular biology, chemistry,biochemistry, genetics and proteomics. She has extensive experience in the areas of high-throughput automation technology/instrumentations, consumables (plastic and reagents), microfluidics, software & databases, assay development & miniaturization, genetic mapping/expression/analysis, sequencing, next generation sequencing technology, immunohistochemistry, protein chemistry/trafficking/sorting/analysis, crystallography, metalloproteases biochemistry, membrane biology, receptors, microarray production and technology, hormone regulation, drug discovery, and pharmacology .
Dr. Azarani is a Scientific Reviewer for JALA (Journal of the Association for Laboratory Automation).
Dr. Azarani has received her Ph.D. in Physiology from McGill University/Royal Victoria Hospital/Shriners Hospital (Canada), and postdoctoral degrees in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from University of Montreal (Canada) in collaboration with Roche Pharmaceuticals, and in Genetics from Stanford University/Howard Hughes Medical Institute (California). She has a B.S. in Chemistry/Biochemistry form Concordia University/Co-Operative Education (Canada). She has a Project Management certificate by CADENCE Management Corporation.
Dr. Azarani has an Executive Health Care Innovation Management certificate from Stanford School of Professional Development and a Medical Office Manager certificate (Medical Coding ICD/CPT, Medical Billing, healthcare management) from Meditec.
Medical Device R & D, Regulatory and Quality Connections
Imaging and Optics
Bay Area Health Care Entrepreneurs
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California Expert Witnesses
California Biotech & Pharma Network
Biotech Investment Group
Expert Witness Network
Friends of the Forensic Expert Witness
Stanford University Alumni
Stanford University Medical Center Alumni
McGill University Alumni
Contract Manufacturing-Medical Devices
Innovation Center Denmark Silicon Valley
Professionals in the Pharmaceutical & Biotech Industry
Senior Executive Exchange
Startups & Entrepreneurs Get Funded
The Life Sciences Executive Exchange
Dr. Azarani has over 100 peer reviewed scientific publications, abstracts, presentations, and many issued patents. She is a reviewer for the Journal of the Association for Laboratory Automation (JALA). Examples are:
U.S. Provisional Application entitled LOW VOLUME MICRO-PLATE AND VOLUME-LIMITING PLUGS. Reference number 60435-301600.
U.S. Provisional Application entitled PERSONAL Document scanner, Sorter, Categorizer, and organizational software.
APLLICATIONS DEVELOPED IN LIFE SCIENCES FILED
A few of the applications developed by Dr. Azarani are:
Automated High-Throughput Microdrop Crystallization Using Corning CrystalEX 96 Well Protein Crystallization Microplates
DNA Sequencing Automation with the Rolling Circle Amplification Procedure Using Precision Glass Syringes in High Throughput Liquid Handling Systems; 40-fold Reduction in Amplification Reaction Volumes.
High Throughput RNA Purification with Ambion RNAqueous Kits on the Apogent Discoveries Tango Liquid Handling System
The Use of Precision Glass Syringes and a Non-Contact Microsolenoid Dispenser for the Production of High Throughput Low Density Arrays
Setting Up High-Throughput, Low-Volume Sequencing and PCR Reactions Using an Automated System Equipped with Precision Glass Syringes and a Non-Contact Microsolenoid Dispenser
PCR Purification with the Whatman®96-well PCR Cleanup Kit on the Apogent Discoveries Hydra® and TangoTM Liquid Handling Systems
High-Throughput Electrophoresis Using the Robbins® TangoTM Automated Liquid Handling System and the InvitrogenTM E-Gel® 96 system
High Throughput Plasmid DNA Purification with the Millipore Montágeä Plasmid Miniprep96 Kit on the Apogent Discoveries PlateMate Plusâ and Tangoä Liquid Handlers
High-throughput electrophoresis using automated liquid handling microdispensers
High Throughput Plasmid DNA purification Using Precision Glass Syringes
High-speed Hydra®-Plus-One System for Automated High-Throughput Protein Crystallography
Array production using the Hydra microdispenser and the Tango Liquid handling system
RNA Fractionation by Ion-Pair Reversed Phase High Performance Liquid Chromatography for the construction of larger-size insert cDNA libraries
RNA analysis by Ion-Pair Reversed Phase High Performance Liquid Chromatography
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