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Elliot P Cowan

Elliot P Cowan

Forum Advisory Group member since 2014
Rockville, Maryland, USA
Principal and Founder, Partners in Diagnostics
Chief Regulatory Officer, TestZone

At Partners in Diagnostics, Elliot provides consulting on the regulation of in vitro diagnostics to IVD manufacturers. At TestZone, he is dedicated to making spaces safer during pandemics. This followed a 20-year career at the US Food and Drug Administration, where he led the regulation of all blood donor screening tests and retroviral diagnostics, including the first rapid HIV tests and first over-the-counter HIV test for self-testing. Elliot was a member of the Laboratory Technical Working Group for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), providing technical assistance for laboratory quality assurance issues in PEPFAR focus countries, advised the World Health Organization on the development of its Prequalification of Diagnostics Programme, and assisted in building regulatory systems for diagnostics in sub-Saharan Africa. Elliot received a BA from Williams College and a PhD in biology and biomedical sciences from Washington University in St. Louis.

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