Tony Zhang, PhD

Tony Zhang, PhD


Dr. Tony Zhang joined Vela Diagnostics in 2023 as Head of Research and Development. 

Prior to joining Vela, Tony was the Co-Founder of Runpon Bioscience (Member of Fapon Group).  He and his team launched four IVD instrument platforms (qPCR and NGS based) and corresponding molecular diagnostic assays/cartridges, which included applications in respiratory, gastrointestinal, sexal transmitted diseases and oncology companion diagnostics.

He has more than 40 patents in the US and China.  He also worked in Thermo Fisher and Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology as Scientist.  Tony possesses strong technical skills in medical device research including device and process development for genomic, analysis, cell therapy, digital and qPCR as well as next generation sequencing (NGS).

Tony received his PhD in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Master in Management of Technology in National University of Singapore. 

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