Ash Kaushal, BSc
Director, President & CEO
Mr. Kaushal has over 25 years of experience in product development in the medical, defence, safety and nuclear industries. Mr. Kaushal has held Vice President and senior level management positions with several Canadian and British corporations throughout his career including NIR Science Corp and NIR Diagnostics Corp in Campbellvile, Ontario, CME Telemetrix in Waterloo, Indal Technologies in Mississauga, Ontario and several companies based in England, UK. Mr. Kaushal has developed handheld products from initial concept right through to FDA submission. In these positions he had responsibility for research, engineering, quality assurance and clinical trials.
James Samsoondar, Ph.D., FCACB
Director & Chief Science Officer
James Samsoondar holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Biochemistry from the University of Toronto. He is a Certified Clinical Biochemist and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (FCACB). He is currently Chair of the Professional Affairs Committee of the Ontario Society of Clinical Chemists and sits on the Chemistry Committee of the Institute of Quality Management in Healthcare. He is also Clinical Biochemist, Quality Manager and Chair of the Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) Advisory Committee at The Scarborough Hospital (affiliated with the University of Toronto).
James has been awarded 37 patents to date. He developed and licensed technology to Johnson & Johnson which is incorporated into the company’s Central Laboratory Chemistry Analyzer–the most popular lab analyzer in Ontario. He developed the HemoNIR hand-held analyzer with a previous company and went on to found ChroMedX in 2005.
Chris Hopkins, C.P.A., C.A.
Chief Financial Officer
Chris Hopkins has 25 years of experience in leadership, strategic planning, mergers & acquisitions, valuations, corporate finance, investor relations, financial management, economic evaluation, systems design/implementation, and financial &management reporting, performance evaluation KPI’s.
The majority of his career has been spent in senior positions with numerous publicly-listed mining companies, including U.S. Silver, Rio Algom Limited, BHP Billiton, Suncor Inc. and several Canadian and international junior mining companies.
Chris received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto, his Chartered Accountant designation and his Master of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University.