Fair Lawn, NJ *****
MA. SOLEDAD “MAGGIE” FOCHT
To pursue a full-time career in the medical, clinical and biotechnology fields; utilizing my theoretical and technical proficiency.
SCIMEDX CORPORATION, DENVILLE, NJ
May 2004 to Present, EIA QC Lab Supervisor; Scientist, Product Development
QC of all company (in-house) developed ELISA kits and OEM kits; maintenance of all QC lab equipment, stability studies, records and files; planning, leading, organizing, assigning, managing tasks for QC staff; development of ELISA kits – Tetanus, Diphtheria, Calprotectin, HPV.
BIOREFERENCE LABORATORIES, INC., ELMWOOD PARK, NJ
December 2001 to February 2010, Part-time, Technologist, Immunology II
Running of ELISAS for diagnosis of Autoimmune diseases; running of RPR, Serodia-TP-PA agglutination tests; parallel testing between reagent lots, maintenance of QC/QA logbooks.
SEREX, INC. MAYWOOD, NJ
June 1991 to May 2004, Senior Scientist, R&D
Synthesis, purification, characterization of immunochemicals used in the making of diagnostic test kits – ELISAs and dipsticks. Documentations of QC/QA procedures, protocols/SOPs for ELISAS, strips/dipsticks assay formats. Experiment designing, planning, writing of research protocols for various investigatory and product development projects. Training and development, work planning and delegation of tasks to a group of five lab associates on a daily basis.
ALTEON, INC., RAMSEY, NJ
June 1998 to January 1999 (also 1993 to April 1994), Research Associate III
Assay development for advanced glycosylation end products (AGEs) used in the diagnosis of Diabetes. Performance of Phase II Clinical Trials for main AGE-breaker candidate (ALT-711). Performance of Phase I Clinical Trials for main AGE-inhibitor candidate.
FAST PULSE TECHNOLOGY, SADDLE BROOK, NJ
January 1990 to June 1991, Crystal Chemist
Generation of Potassium Dihydrogen Phosphates Crystals, Cadmium Sulfate and Nickel Sulfate Crystals for use in pockels cells in eye laser equipment. Crystal growing, polishing, installation in pockels cells, QC/QA functions, purchasing functions.
GINSENG PRODUCTS, MANILA, PHILIPPINES
April 1979 to May 1989, VP – Internal Affairs
Overseeing of company internal affairs, including setting of company sales goals and objectives, planning, leading, organizing, controlling company promotions and sales events, training and development of entire company sales force.
UNIVERSITY OF THE EAST MANILA; ASSUMPTION COLLEGE, MANILA PHILIPPINES
June 1979 to March 1987, College Instructor -Chemistry Department
As a college instructor, taught General College Chemistry (lec/lab), Quantitative Analysis (lec/lab), Organic Chemistry (lec/lab), and Natural Science (Earth Science) 101.
Computer literate: Word Perfect, Microsoft Word and Excel, Power Point and Prism.
Machine/ Analyzer Proficiency: EPOS analyzer, COBAS MIRA, Biorad Model Spectrophotomer, Boehringer Manheim Reflotron, Biodot Sprayer/ Coating Machine, Kinematic 2501 Rotary Slitting Module, Virtiz Unitop 600 SL lyophilizer, ELX 800 Meridian Diagnostics, SDS-PAGE electrophoresis, Pharmacia LKB-Phast System, Western Blot amplification, working knowledge of PCR techniques, HPLC.
Specimen Handling, Logging In/Accession Log Preparations, Sample
Preparation: Blood, Urine, Saliva, CSF
1998 HPLC, PCR WORKSHOPS, WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY, WAYNE, NJ
1996-1997 M.S. IN CHEMISTRY PROGRAM, FAIRLEIGH DICKNISON UNIVERSITY, TEANECK, NJ
1985-1987 MBA PROGRAM, DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY, PHILIPPINES
1978-1988 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION MEMBER
1974-1989 NSDB SCHOLARS GUILD MEMBER
1974-1978 CLASS PRESIDENT, DANCE CLUB/SPORTS CLUB SECRETARY
1974-1978 BACHELOR IN SCIENCE CHEMISTRY, COLLEGE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, PHILIPPINES
Magna cum laude, National Science Development Board Scholar
Immunology II Department Supervisor, BioReference Laboratories, Inc., Elmwood Park, NJ
DR. JUDY FITZPATRICK
Former President/CEO, Prolific Earth Sciences, Englewood, NJ
President, Fastpulse Technology, Saddle Brook, NJ
R&D Director, Scimedx Corp, Dover, NJ