Patients, Platforms, and Politics: HIV Viral Load Testing in Sub-Saharan Africa-Sam Rose, PhD-03/01/2011 - 8:30am

Event Information
Event Topic: 
Patients, Platforms, and Politics: HIV Viral Load Testing in Sub-Saharan Africa
Event Date: 
03/01/2011 - 8:30am
Event Location: 
Sunnyvale City Council Chambers, 456 West Olive Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA
Speaker Information
Event Speaker: 
Sam Rose, PhD
Event Speaker Title: 
Event Speaker Company: 
Rose Consulting
Event Speaker Bio: 

Dr. Sam Rose is currently Principal at Rose Consulting. He has 24 years of industry experience in molecular diagnostics ranging from bench scientist to Director of Advanced Diagnostics Research at Dade Behring, and most recently as Director of Scientific Affairs at Roche Molecular Systems. He holds 20 US Patents in nucleic acid amplification and detection technologies which have been licensed to both research and diagnostic companies. Sam received his B.A. in Biology at UC San Diego, his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the University of Illinois/Urbana with Prof. Olke Uhlenbeck, and was a postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Eric Davidson at the California Institute of Technology.
While at Roche, Sam’s responsibilities included managing non-registrational studies, external technical relationships, and scientific marketing information for the Virology and Women’s Health Global Marketing teams. Included in the Virology effort were initiatives supporting the HIV viral load “AmpliCare” program for least-developed countries, focusing on Sub-Saharan Africa.

Event Details
Event Details: 

This seminar will be a true story describing the education of a technical expert who became involved with a large population of people in extreme medical need (Patients), who originally believes that technology is the solution (Platforms), and learns that money, logistics, and invention is not nearly enough (Politics).