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.