The Florida-based, globally respected cardiologist brings decades of leadership experience to the newly formed board
Boditech Med, a point-of-care test producer with more than 90 biomarker products, announced the formation of a U.S.-based advisory board and its first member, Zachariah P. Zachariah, M.D.
The board will support the publicly traded company’s expansion into the U.S. and Canada, beginning with a new manufacturing site in Miami, Florida. Boditech plans to hire hundreds of Americans to help bring faster, lower-cost diagnostic testing to North America.
Boditech tests cover many critical areas of medicine, from cardiac health to cancer. The company also produces COVID-19 antibodies and over-the-counter rapid antigen tests.
“In the U.S., it can take up to three days to get diagnostic test results — an unacceptable wait that leaves patients in limbo as costs mount,” said Eui-Yul Choi, PhD, Boditech’s co-founder and CEO. “The COVID pandemic has brought this problem into perspective for millions of Americans, but delayed test results plague many branches of medicine. Boditech’s point-of-care tests deliver results in 12 to 15 minutes. We are excited to be bringing this technology to North America with support from Dr. Zachariah, one of the world’s finest cardiologists and a proven leader with connections across Florida and around the globe.”
Dr. Zachariah is a clinical faculty member of the University of Miami and Medical Director of UHealth Cardiology, Fort Lauderdale. He has performed more than 30,000 heart catheterizations and interventional procedures in Broward County and participated in numerous clinical trials.
A longtime member and former chair of the Florida Board of Medicine, Dr. Zachariah also serves on the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health and several other boards. He has spent decades lending his expertise to organizations around the world, including serving in the 1990s on the U.S. delegation to the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Three governors have declared five days in his honor, observed throughout Florida.
“For clinicians and patients, timely information is paramount,” said Dr. Zachariah. “I believe Boditech testing is poised to be a game-changer, and I’m eager to get to work assisting that mission.”
Founded in South Korea in 1998, Boditech Med markets and sells more than 90 biomarker products in 120 countries.