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Dr. Bassam El-Fahmawi Recognized for Excellence in the Field of Medicine

Dr. El-Fahmawi channels years of varied experience into his work with Mawi DNA Technologies

Dr. Bassam El-Fahmawi is most proud of inventing innovative technologies for the non-invasive and invasive collection of biological samples for room temperature transport and storage.

    HAYWARD, CA, July 08, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Dr. Bassam El-Fahmawi has been included in Marquis Who's Who. 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.

After Dr. El-Fahmawi and his wife experienced a horrifying medical mystery involving their daughter, he was determined to ensure that other parents didn't have to encounter the same circumstances by dedicating his career to improving medical diagnostics and science. Upon earning a Bachelor of Science in microbiology from Kuwait University in 1988, he began working for his alma mater as a teaching and research assistant while pursuing a Master of Science in medical microbiology and bacteriology. Following his commencement from graduate school in 1990, he became a researcher with the Institute of Science Research and worked as a medical sales representative for Eli Lilly & Co. Dr. El-Fahmawi later gained valuable expertise as a product manager for RAM Pharma, where he developed business plans, marketing strategies and the budget for new product launches, and as a medical lab manager for Prince Fahd Bin Sultan Hospital through which he managed a laboratory with a $1 million budget.

Dr. El-Fahmawi expanded upon his expertise by earning a Doctor of Philosophy in microbiology and biotechnology from the University of Alberta in 2005, where he also expressed a commitment to civic advocacy by serving as president for Michener Park University Family Housing. He honed his business acumen skills through management and marketing positions with such companies as MJS BioLynx/Canada, Agencourt Bioscience, Beckman Coulter Genomics, Corning Life Sciences and Bioneer Inc. Between 2003 and 2014, Dr. El-Fahmawi managed a multi-million dollar automated DNA extraction and sequencing product line with Beckman Coulter Genomics, and established Bioneer's medical biology business within the United States, while simultaneously developing the technology and business plan for his new venture.

Drawing on years of professional experience, Dr. El-Fahmawi presently excels as Chief Technical Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Mawi DNA Technologies. Since 2014, he developed and commercialized iSWAB, the company's unique non-invasive sample collection core technology. Dr. El-Fahmawi also built and supported the company's infrastructure and sales activities, and expanded upon the company's intellectual property portfolio. He has contributed his wide range of knowledge and expertise to articles in professional journals in areas such as "Separation apparatus and methods of separating magnetic material" and "Exploring Protein-protein interactions."

To keep in touch with developments affecting his field, Dr. El-Fahmawi aligns himself with the American Society for Microbiology. To commemorate his accomplishments, he was recognized in the 16th edition of Who's Who in the World. In a career filled with highlights, he is most proud of inventing innovative technologies for the non-invasive and invasive collection of biological samples for room temperature transport and storage. Looking toward the future, Dr. El-Fahmawi intends to expand the company on an international scale and introduce new products that solve real world problems.

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