Hemant Vaidya, Ph.D., is currently an independent consultant in the In-Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) space and a professor at the UCD Graduate School of Management. He has worked in the IVD Industry for 24 years in various capacities. He started out as a bench scientist developing Immunoassays for cardiac and thyroid markers and grew in the ranks to become the Director of Clinical and Scientific affairs for Chemistry/ Immunochemistry diagnostics business and then the Vice-President of R&D for the Molecular and Microbiology diagnostics business.
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The Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a nexus for entrepreneurship education and research, and a springboard for entrepreneurial initiatives on the UC Davis campus.
The year-long Business Development Fellowship program provides UC Davis science and engineering graduate and
Our programs prepare forward thinkers—from undergraduates to scientists and engineers—to launch their Big Idea, research or other venture.
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Our programs help researchers build the networks, knowledge and tools to communicate the value of their work, explore commercialization strategies, connect with industry partners, and design research programs that address and align with practical applications.
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