Message from the President
During my presence in the region, I recognized that there are certain gaps in the Healthcare industry particularly for certain specialized critical medical diagnostic assays that is been sent out of the region to the U.S. and Europe, and it has an average Turn Around Time (TAT) of 5 to 10 days for these results to return to treating physician, which potentially negatively impact the wellness of the patient. I came to the realization that the only solution is to localize in the GCC these specialized critical tests to provide these assay results in a clinically accepted and impactful timeframe.
In 2016, along with two other of my Northeastern University friends turned partners, we decided to establish Amerispec Diagnostics FZ LLC in Dubai Science Park, which permitted us to localize these services in the region. We did so by acquiring and retaining teams of experts from the US along with the enabling technologies. These teams of experts will be responsible in addition to setting and managing the laboratory to develop and train local academics and talents on these technologies and clinical processes to be the seeds of for the introduction and expansion of these clinical services in the region.
By localizing these services, we will be able to reduce the TAT to same day for STAT samples and next day for all results, thus improving the clinical outcome for patients by improving the quality and speed of getting the results to the treating doctors and improving their medical decisions. We will be also able to foster the academic research in various healthcare fields in the region with the introduction of cutting-edge clinical diagnostics technologies and tools, and sharing it with hospitals and academic institutions.
Finally, quality is the corner stone of Amerispec Diagnostics. This is exemplified by employing the latest technologies, globally recruiting and maintaining the best talents available, and be validated by proficiency testing and accreditations from the most esteemed institutions. Currently, we are in process of seeking International Accreditation by the College of American Pathologist (CAP) for the High Complexity Testing for Laboratory Developed assays.
The team at Amerispec is very thrilled to have the opportunity to serve the region and we are looking forward to working with hospitals, medical providers, laboratories, universities, pharmaceutical companies and regulators to improve the health and wellness of the good people of UAE, and the ME region.