Chira Deka

R&D Manager II
IDEXX Laboratories
Westbrook, ME

Innovator and R&D leader in medical device industry, specializing in in-vitro diagnostics and life sciences research technologies.

Areas of interest and expertise include biomedical engineering, biophotonics, and instrumentation and method development for cellular analysis, molecular biology, genomics, hematology, clinical chemistry and immunoassay.

Holds 8 issued patents in biomedical instrumentation, chemistry and assays.  

Ph.D. in Optics and Laser Physics from CREOL UCF (1992), Technical Staff Member at Los Alamos National Laboratory (Life Sciences Division) 1993-1996, Systems Engineering positions at Beckman Coulter Inc. (1996 -2001), Sr. Director at Peoples Genetics Inc. (2001 -2004), R&D Manager II at IDEXX Laboratories (2005 - present).