Biography

I am Zoraida P. Aguilar, seasoned executive who is currently the Technical Officer of Benedict Bypass Trust, the umbrella company for Bio-Tech Pharmacal, Inc and DB Science in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA. I have a PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Arkansas, MS in Biochemistry and BS Chemistry from the University of the Philippines. I got my post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio and my post-masters fellowship at Waseda University in Tokyo. I served as visiting Scientist/Scholar in the Philippines at the Ateneo de Manila University, University of the Philippines, and De La Salle University. I served as Chief Technology Officer for a total of more than fifteen years at a biotechnology company, a nanotechnology company and at a sensor technology company. These companies focused on the development of products in dietary supplements, skin care, and other biomedical areas. The various products for life sciences applications I developed used all-natural materials, CBD, biodegradable biocompatible nanoparticles, and electrochemistry. My areas of interest are on advances in nanotechnology applications in nutrition, dietary supplements, food, healthcare, and other life sciences. I co-authored several patents in sensors, assays, and nanotechnology; have more than one hundred peer reviewed publications, book chapters and a book; have delivered lectures, workshops, and presentations at international as well as national audiences in electrochemistry, bio and nanosensors, biotechnology, nanotechnology for biomedical, skin care, and nutritional/food applications of nanotechnology. My excellent experiences from concept to product commercialization in the biomedical and nutraceutical space is combined with exposure to clinical research having served as a Study Director to one of the biggest CROs worldwide. My research on combinations of biodegradable biocompatible nanoparticles and natural products including cannabis extracts has resulted in interesting and useful commercialized products.