Prasad Gawande PhD

Position: Vice President R&D

Prasad is a visionary leader and a technical expert. He is a proven executive with a successful track record of translating several bench top technologies into validated biomarker panels for regulatory submissions – LDT, 510k, PMA – in oncology, neurology, hematology, and clinical chemistry domain. More recently, as an R&D Director and PI, Prasad led the successful FDA PMA submission for a novel prostate cancer diagnostic test, which also received Breakthrough Device Designation in 2019.

As a Vice President for R&D, Prasad is responsible for AOA’s product lifecycle from research to commercialization, currently leading the development, validation, and eventual FDA submission for the ovarian cancer diagnostic test. Prasad works on developing proprietary technology for monoclonal antibodies and immunoassays development for various diagnostic and therapeutic targets, system integration and IP analysis.

Prasad has completed B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from ICT Mumbai and Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry-Biotechnology from University of California-Davis USA. Prasad has worked in world renowned global organizations, such as Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UC Davis Medical Center, Genentech, Novartis, National Chemical Laboratory-India, and IIT Bombay-India.