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

Chief Executive Officer

Chris Skipwith, PhD

Chief Science Officer

Scott O'Brian

Chief Commercial Officer

Courtney Cavin

Chief Product Officer

Rick Faint

Chief Financial Officer

Abhay Andar, PhD

Microfluidics Scientist

Alexander Radev

Data Architect

Kevin Tran

Co-founder

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
Jonathan Anderson

National Director, Laboratory Operations, Solaris Health

Lab Operations
Martin B. Richman, MD, MBA, FACS

Board-Certified Urologist at Advanced Urology Institute

Urology
Elizabeth Stoddard

CEO, Simetria Health

Billing / Reimbursement
Jason Engel, MD

Director of Urologic Robotic Surgery at The George Washington University Hospital

Urology
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
Uday Andar, MD

Director, Neuroscience and Clinical Services, MRR Children's Hospital

Neurosurgery
Kiran More, MD

Division Chief, Neonatology Department at MRR Children's Hospital

Neonatology
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
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