Chief Executive Officer, PHASE Scientific
Dr Ricky Chiu is the CEO, founder and lead inventor of PHASE Scientific’s underlying technology. Ricky pursued his Ph.D. in bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), with a focus on cutting-edge diagnostics development. His doctorate research led to his invention of a revolutionary sample preparation technology that can improve the sensitivity of most diagnostic tools.
Ricky founded the company with the goal of commercializing his invention. Since then, he has been the principal of multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the recipient of awards including Company of the Year in APAC 2019 (Biotech), Hong Kong Business Awards 2019 – Startup Award, and Top 50 Biotech Startups in Greater Bay Area 2019. For the past several years, Ricky has successfully raised over USD$17 million in funding from governments, non-profit organizations and investors.
Currently, PHASE Scientific has 40 employees, over 45 patents granted or filed and operations in the US, China and Hong Kong.