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Marquis Who's Who Honors David R. Elmaleh, PhD, with Inclusion in Who's Who in the World

Dr. Elmaleh is a molecular imaging expert and biotech entrepreneur

Dr. David R. Elmaleh's research has yielded compounds with potential in oncology, heart disease and neurodegenerative conditions,

    BOSTON, MA, October 23, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to honor David. R. Elmaleh, PhD with inclusion in Who's Who in the World. An accomplished listee, Dr. Elmaleh celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Elmaleh is a biotechnology entrepreneur, pharmaceutical chemist and molecular imaging expert with more than four decades of innovation in healthcare research. A graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, he earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and physics and a Master of Science in physical organic chemistry before completing a Doctor of Philosophy in 1971. Dr. Elmaleh's interest in pharmaceuticals and imaging originated from a drive to understand his work at a deeper level, as well as an opportunity for his theories to be adopted for practical applications.

Throughout his career, Dr. Elmaleh has taught at Harvard University and served as the director of contrast media chemistry at Massachusetts General and has been a reviewer for the National Institutes of Health and the DOE In addition to his clinical trials work, he is the founder of such pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies as Mersana Therapeutics, Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals Inc., and Pure Tech Health. He also remains active as the chief executive officer and chairperson of AZTherapies Inc. Possessed of an inventive spirit, Dr. Elmaleh holds more than 140 patents and applications for drugs and molecular imaging agents, several of which are in late-stage clinical trials for Neurodegenerative diseases treatment such Alzheimer's and ALS and for diagnosis of atherosclerosis and the monitoring of vascular drug therapies.

Dr. Elmaleh has contributed to more than 130 book chapters, scientific papers, and professional journal articles. His research has yielded compounds with potential in oncology, heart disease and neurodegenerative conditions, and he hopes to transition his work to focus on bringing more antiaging and neurological medications to market, emphasizing the great number of unmet needs that remain in the niche. In recognition of his groundbreaking work, Dr. Elmaleh has been nominated as the inventor of one of the 25 Most Valuable Inventions of the Brain of the Decade.

To remain aware of developments affecting the field, Dr. Elmaleh has maintained his affiliation with several pertinent organizations. To wit, he is a member of the American Chemical Society, the Society of Nuclear Medicine and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Elmaleh has also drawn inspiration from great thinkers in all spheres of his discipline, including Thomas Edison, Diego Velaszquez, and chemistry pioneer Sir Robert Robertson. He spends much of his leisure time painting, writing and enjoying the outdoors.

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