Rakib Ahmed, Chairman, Biovista Bangladesh Ltd.
Mr Ahmed is one of our directors who has huge 12 years of experiences in pharmaceutical industry. He is a Dhaka University graduate and the major of his BSc and MSc was Biochemistry. He also has an MBA degree majoring in Marketing. Mr Ahmed knows mostly about pharmaceutical industries-their problems and solutions. He also has practical experiences with diagnostic tools- reagents and equipments. He has unique skills to supervise and train fresh university graduates who starts their career in health sectors like pharmaceutical companies or in diagnostic centers.
Mr Ahmed has enormous knowledge in development and quality control of drugs. Mr Ahmed attended many national and international symposiums. He participated much professional training including a recent one in Bali, Indonesia. Ahmed is a member of various professional organizations. He is ex-general secretary of executive committee of Graduate Biochemists Association (GBA), Bangladesh, executive member of federation of biological & chemical societies (FBCS) and life member & joint secretary of the Bangladesh society for biochemistry & molecular biology (BMBS) and member of bangladesh society for pharmaceuticals professionals (BSPP).
Md. Aktar Hossain, Managing Director, Biovista Bangladesh Ltd.
Mr. Hossain graduated (BSc and MSc.) from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka. He was lately awarded M.Phil degree from the same department. He has got certificate on research methodology with SPSS Literacy, professional key account management & strategic alliances, and "supply chain management". Mr. Hossain has ten national and international publications on biochemistry and immunology. He has been working in large private organizations for about 6 years in the field of marketing and distribution of diagnostic and hospital equipments, reagents, etc. Besides his theoretical and academic background, Hossain has acquired practical knowledge in immunology, biochemistry, bicrobiology and hematology while he has been working as a biochemist in Bangladesh medical college hospital and as a consultant in Noor Medical Services in Dhaka. He was also working as Lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry, Tejgaon College, Dhaka.
He has extended knowledge on Marketing & Application of equipments & reagents of Beckman Coulter, USA; BioMerieux, France and Instrumentation Laboratory, Italy while he was working as Manager in Access Biotech Limited. Also he got knowledge on Marketing & Application on the products of Sebia, France; Diagnostica Stago, France; Diasorin S.P.A., Italy; Trinity Biotech, Ireland; Monobind, Inc., USA; Adaltis S.p.A., Italy; Orion Diagnostics, Finland; Alifax S.p.A, Italy; Awarness Technology, USA; Anda Biological, France; Conda, Spain; Mrdical Electronic System, USA; Liofilchem, Italy; Improve Medical, China; Socorex, Swizerland; Aeskulab Diagnostics, Germany; Binax Inc., USA; Osmetech Inc., USA; Tokyo Boeki, Japan; Thermoscientific, Finland; Horiba Medical, France and DiaSys, Germany while he was working as Chief Operating Officer in Genetic Trading. He also has gained working experience on equipments & reagents of Abbott Diagnostic, USA; DPC, USA; Roche Diagnostic, Germany. Sysmex, Japan, Olympus, Japan and Ortho Diagnostic, Germany etc.
Md. Al-Amin, Director, Accounts and Finance
Md Al-Amin is an expert in finance and banking. His major in MBA was finance. He also obtained BSc & MSc degrees from the Department of Biochemistry, University of Dhaka. He has been serving the Banking industry for more than last 10 years. He also has exposure on marketing with multinational companies like Roche Pharmaceuticals & Nestle Bangladesh Ltd. Mr. Al-Amin is responsible for the accounts and finance division of Biovista Bangladesh Ltd.
Dr M Nahid Hasan, Business Development Manager, Biovista Bangladesh Ltd.
Dr M Akhter Hossain, Specialist advisor, Biovista Bangladesh Ltd.
Dr. Tangir Ahmed, Specialist advisor, Biovista Bangladesh Ltd.
Dr. T. Ahamed has eight years of experience in biopharmaceutical production process ranging from laboratory scale process development to industrial scale manufacturing. His expertise in Biopharmaceutical Process Engineering includes process feasibility analysis, techno-economic evaluation, process development, design of cGMP manufacturing process and facility, process equipment design, process scale-up, technology transfer of manufacturing process. His core area of specialization is downstream processing of biologics. He has successfully designed numerous downstream purification processes for cGMP manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals for world leading biotech companies (i.e. DSM, Biogen Idec, Organon). He can give reality of a biotech product by supporting all the way from 'concept' to 'large-scale manufacturing'. He is experienced in different types of biotech products, including bulk enzymes, protein-based biopharmaceuticals, live bacteria-based products, vaccines and monoclonal antibodies.
Dr. T. Ahamed obtained PhD in Bioseparation Process Design from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. He holds MSc in Bioprocess Technology from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and BSc in Biotechnology from Khulna University, Bangladesh. He is an author/co-author of more than 15 articles on 'design of biopharmaceutical manufacturing process' that are published in renowned international journals. He is certified as a Professional Designer in Bioprocess Engineering by the Royal Dutch Institute of Engineers.
Dr. Jafar Mazumdar, Specialist advisor, Biovista Bangladesh Ltd.
Dr. Jafar Mazumder is a chemical scientist, who graduated with B.Sc (Hons.), M.Sc (Chemistry) from Aligarh Muslim University, India, MS (Chemistry) from King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia, and PhD(Chemistry) from McMaster University, Canada, currently pursuing postdoctoral research in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at McMaster University under close collaboration with outstanding scientists and clinicians from various Canadian and US universities and companies through 20/20 NSERC Ophthalmic Biomaterials Network.
In 10 years of academic research, Dr. Jafar Mazumder has had the opportunity to work with several different collaborative research groups and has exposed himself to a broad range of research areas, including chemistry, engineering and material sciences where he developed and engineered synthetic polymeric biomaterials for application in the development of microcapsule-based gene therapeutics. Moreover, he has over three years of working experience in renowned pharmaceutical company (SONEAR Laboratories Ltd) as a quality control Chemist, worked on the development, optimization and characterization of various chemical and medicinal products and exposed with a variety of analytical techniques/ instruments.
Dr. Jafar Mazumder secured 2 US patents, 1 book chapter published by ACS, 11 international journal articles, and had the opportunity to present his research at 14 national and international conferences (Canada and USA). He is a member of American Chemical Society (ACS), Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC), Canadian Biomaterial Society (CBS) and life member of Bangladesh Chemical Society (BCS). In his academic career he has been awarded with numerous national and international scholarships and awards that include the prestigious Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Scholarship for undergraduate studies in India, Aligarh Muslim University undergraduate & graduate Gold medal, and certificate of excellence from the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India.
Long term scientific goal of Dr. Jafar Mazumder is not merely to make science fun and entertaining for people, it is to engage them with a multidisciplinary scientific mission at a deeper level to create a space through which they can interact with scientific ideas, developing connections between science, engineering and biology, and thoughts of their own to contributions to society. He feels this goal and his engaging personality make him an engaging person to work with and help inspire his co-workers in any professional setting.