Dr. Paumen, CEO of Clearbridge BioMedics held several senior leadership positions in the biotech and biomedical industries prior to joining the Company. Previously, Dr. Paumen was with Life Technologies – now Thermo Fisher Scientific and led commercial efforts in Next Generation Sequencing and Genomic Medicine in Japan and the Medical Sciences business for the Asia Pacific region. Highlights include achieving Medical Device status for the company’s sequencers and RT-PCR systems.
Prior to joining Life Technologies, he was CEO at Dx Assays Pte Ltd (Singapore), a developer of Molecular Diagnostics test systems for a period of 2 years. Before joining Dx Assays, Dr. Paumen was Technical Director at Affymetrix Inc. and developed their Sales and Marketing infrastructure in Japan.
Other earlier positions include a Scientific Affairs management role at QIAGEN GmBH, overseeing worldwide clinical collaborative studies in both academia and industry and the inception of QIAGEN’s first offices in Asia.
Dr. Paumen obtained his PhD from Johannes-Gutenberg University, Germany and researched on Programmed Cell Death at the German Cancer Research Centre and Kyoto University, Faculty of Medicine, Japan.
Ali, COO of Clearbridge Biomedics is the inventor of the ‘Dean Flow Fractionation’ cell separation concept. He leads the design and development of our ClearCell® line of products and CTChips®. Inventor on 4 granted patents and author of over 30 peer-reviewed scientific publications, Ali’s interests lie in developing technologies and products, building teams, and taking a concept from prototype to commercial launch and revenue.
Ali received his MS (2006) and PhD (2009) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, USA. Following his degree, he held Associate Scientist position at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. Before joining Clearbridge, Ali worked as a Research Scientist in the newly formed Biosystems and Micromechanics (BioSyM) group at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Centre, Singapore.
Junquan leads design translation and product commercialisation for Clearbridge BioMedics. He directs product design, engineering and software development initiatives to meet both commercially-ready products and international regulatory standards, relevant to clinicians and pathology laboratories dedicated to cancer diagnostics.
He previously served as a Regulatory Specialist at Health Sciences Authority, consulting and training several medical technology companies seeking regulatory approvals in safety and performance of their medical devices. Prior to his regulatory role, serving in the A*Star Biomedical Research Council, he managed the establishment of Lonza’s cell therapy facility in Singapore. During his stint at St Vincent’s Institute in Melbourne, he led a team of researchers to successfully isolate islets and achieve the first human islet transplantation in Victoria, Australia.
Junquan graduated with Bachelors with First Class Honours in Immunology and Pharmacology from the University of Melbourne, Australia.