About Astek

Creating the future of precision diagnostics

Astek Diagnostics is a medical device company developing a novel diagnostic platform enabling physicians to provide life-changing treatments.

We are a dedicated team of scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs motivated by innovation around major health threats. Leveraging our diverse skill sets, we have developed a rapid and highly accurate UTI diagnostic platform, and continue to expand its applications to cover urine, CSF, effluent, and blood.

Team
Mustafa Al-Adhami, PhD

CEO

Kevin Tran

CTO

Rick Faint

CFO

Scott O'Brian

CCO

Courtney Cavin

Product Manager

Chris Skipwith, PhD

Microbiologist

Abhay Andar, PhD

Microfluidics Scientist

Alexander Radev

Data Architect

Isabella Penafiel

Bioengineer

Ayisha Korme

Engineer

Advisors:
Urine-based testing
Alan Wolfe, PhD

Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Loyola University

Microbiology
Suzanne Groah, MD

Director of the SCI Rehabilitation and Recovery Program & Director of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Research at MedStar NRH

Neurogenic Diseases
Richard Colgan, MD

Professor and Executive Vice Chairman of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at University of Maryland School of Medicine

Family Medicine
Jeff Hasday, MD, PhD

Head of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Division at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Intensive Care
Alastair Mackay, PhD

Senior Principal, New Ventures, University of Maryland at Baltimore

Grantsmanship
Shree Koushik, PhD

Managing Partner, BDRA Consulting, LLC

Regulatory Affairs
Daniel Oberlin, MD

Fellowship-trained Board-Certified Urologist at Golden Gate Urology, Inc.

Urology
Pedram Ilbeigi, D.O. FACS

Board-certified urologist and CEO, Men’s Health at HALO Dx

Urology
Kiran More, MD

Division Chief, Neonatology Department at MRR Children's Hospital

Neonatology
Advisors:
Blood-based testing
Alan Cross, MD

Professor of Medicine at the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health

Infectious Diseases
Mohan Tulapurkar, PhD

Research Associate at University of Maryland at Baltimore

ICU