Contributors

Ahmed Bentahar, M.D., Ph.D.
Ahmed Bentahar, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Bentahar is a clinical analysis specialist (pathologist) with more than 30 years of experience in the field of hematology and laboratory medicine. For the past 27 years, he served as a hematology product specialist, hematology product manager, staff applications scientist and senior manager of global scientific marketing at Beckman Coulter.
Amy Pfeiffer
Amy Pfeiffer
Amy Pfeiffer, MT(ASCP) is a Hematology Specialist and Clinical Education Coordinator at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center Laboratory in Mattoon, Illinois.
Christoph Moellers
Christoph Moellers
Christoph Moellers is vice president and general manager of Beckman Coulter’s Workflow and Informational Technology Solutions business. Leveraging years of global experience in automation and clinical informatics, he is responsible for the design, development and market strategy of the organization’s Laboratory Automation Systems and Clinical Information Management Tools.
Daniel Nichita, MD, MS.
Daniel Nichita, MD, MS.
Daniel Nichita, MD, MS is Senior Product Marketing Manager at Beckman Coulter. As product manager of the BARDA Sepsis Program, Dr. Nichita is passionate about developing innovative solutions to help detect sepsis earlier using AI technology.
Editorial Team
Editorial Team
The Beckman Coulter editorial team brings you timely news and resources focused on elevating clinical laboratory performance and advancing patient care.
Efie Tsikou
Efie Tsikou
Efie Tsikou, Meng, MSc, MBA has over 15 years of experience in Healthcare (Medical Devices, Biotech and Medical Imaging industry) having worked across 2 continents in Regional and Global Roles in Commercial, Marketing and Product Management.
Elena Sukhacheva, Ph.D.
Elena Sukhacheva, Ph.D.
Dr. Elena Sukhacheva has more than 15 years of experience in the diagnostic industry and is director of medical and scientific affairs, with global responsibility for Beckman Coulter's research in the field of laboratory hematology.
Eric Pabon
Eric Pabon
Eric Pabon, MBA, is a Global Marketing Manager with more than 20 years of experience in leadership positions in sales and marketing including pharmaceuticals and medical device corporations. For the past four years, he has overseen marketing strategies for urinalysis and hematology analyzers at Beckman Coulter.
Janelle Heysek
Janelle Heysek
Janelle Heysek is the national sales manager for Beckman Coulter’s clinical informatics solutions. She leads the Clinical Informatics team in the technical and strategic positioning of solutions with customers across the United States.
Jason Booth
Jason Booth
Jason Booth is a Global Product Manager for the Workflow and IT Business Unit. He leads global commercialization efforts for clinical informatics.
Jean Patel
Jean Patel
Dr. Jean Patel currently serves as the principal scientist, scientific affairs, at Beckman Coulter. Prior to her role at Beckman Coulter, Dr. Patel served as the science team lead, antibiotic resistance coordination and strategy unit, at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), where she led implementation of its Antibiotic Resistance Laboratory Network and the CDC and FDA Antibiotic Resistance Isolate Bank.
Jean-Sebastien Blanchet
Jean-Sebastien Blanchet
Jean-Sebastien Blanchet is the Director of Global Medical and Scientific Affairs at Beckman Coulter.
Jessica Tubman
Jessica Tubman
Jessica Tubman is Director of Immunoassay Product Management at Beckman Coulter. She is a Medical Technologist by training and spent seven years in clinical laboratories while earning a Master in Public Health in Environmental Toxicology. She has been in the industry for over 25 years and has spent the last 17 years bringing customer needs into new product definition, development and commercialization.
Joseph Chiweshe
Joseph Chiweshe
Joseph Chiweshe, M.D., MPH is Senior Manager, IDN & Evidence Generation, for Beckman Coulter's North America Commercial Operations (NACO) Strategy & Partnership marketing team.
Julie (Sompong) Medina
Julie (Sompong) Medina
Julie Medina (Sompong) is a product marketing manager with over 15 years of experience in the Diagnostics Industry with roles in Chemistry Research & Development. Currently, Julie manages Clinical Chemistry & Immunoassay Product Marketing for North American region. She has a BS in Biological Sciences from California State University, Fullerton.
Kathleen Orland
Kathleen Orland
Kathleen Orland currently serves as senior vice president and general manager for Beckman Coulter’s Clinical Chemistry Immunoassay (CCIA) business unit, leading product strategy and new product development programs across eight global sites.
Linda Garlaus
Linda Garlaus
Linda Garlus is a hematology product manager with more than 20 years of experience in developing clinical diagnostics products. She has been with Beckman Coulter for 32 years.
Lindsay Sun
Lindsay Sun
Lindsay Sun is Senior Scientific Affairs Manager at Beckman Coulter.
Peter Soltani
Peter Soltani
Peter Soltani is Senior Vice President & General Manager for Hematology & Urinalysis, and recently expanded his role to lead the Workflow & IT Solutions business.
Scottia Jauregui
Scottia Jauregui
Scottia Jauregui has over ten years of experience in the clinical laboratory science field specializing in hematology, urinalysis and microbiology. For the last 8 years, she has worked at Beckman Coulter focusing on creating innovative marketing strategies paired with excellent clinical diagnostic tools to improve patient outcomes.
Shamiram Feinglass
Shamiram Feinglass
Shamiram R. Feinglass, MD, MPH is Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, Global Government at Beckman Coulter. She leads Global Medical, Government, Reimbursement, and Clinical Affairs for Life Sciences and Diagnostics.
Shrey Prajapati And Suzanne Powers
Shrey Prajapati And Suzanne Powers
Shrey Prajapati, BS in Chemical Engineering, MBA with specializations in Digital Transformation and Innovation, has worked in Global and North American roles in Product Management, Strategy, and Marketing across multiple industries (including Diagnostics, Medical Devices, IIoT, and Industrial Automation).

Suzanne Powers, B.S. in Economics with a specialization in Business Management has over ten years of experience working Diagnostics in a variety of commercial roles including Sales and Marketing across North America.”
Simon Kasse
Simon Kasse
Simon Kasse is the Global Product Manager for Beckman Coulter’s DxA 5000 Automation family and is based in Munich, Germany.
Timea Zsiray
Timea Zsiray
Timea Zsiray is senior director of global product marketing at Beckman Coulter where she leads the global commercialization of new products.
Todd W. Kelley
Todd W. Kelley
Todd W. Kelley, M.D., M.S., is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Hematology and is medical director at Beckman Coulter.
Varun Agarwal
Varun Agarwal
Varun Agarwal is a Global Product Manager for the Workflow and Information Technology Solutions Business Unit at Beckman Coulter, where he leads global commercialization efforts for the Power Express.
Zivjena Vucetic, M.D., Ph.D.
Zivjena Vucetic, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Vucetic drives the medical affairs strategy and manages the Medical & Scientific Affairs team. She joined Beckman Coulter in 2022 and brings more than 15 years of experience guiding clinical development, clinical operations, and real-world evidence and scientific communication to achieve commercialization and operational excellence. Before joining Beckman Coulter Diagnostics, Dr. Vucetic served as Senior Vice President, Clinical Affairs for Karius. She has held numerous leadership roles at Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics and Fujirebio. Dr. Vucetic earned her medical degree from the University of Zagreb School of Medicine in Croatia, a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Temple University, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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