Richard B. Dorshow, PhD – Chief Scientific Officer, President, and Co-Founder
Dr. Dorshow is an experienced research physicist and manager with over 30 years in R&D with a focus on developing innovative, business-oriented research programs. He established and led the optical diagnostics and therapeutics program at Mallinckrodt, constructed its Intellectual Property (“IP”) position, and is co-inventor on almost all the related IP. Establishment and subsequent development of this program yielded a robust product pipeline. In the process, valuable relationships with external clinicians were developed, validating the program and providing access to key thought leaders and collaborators.
Subsequent to a corporate strategy redirection, Dr. Dorshow had the unique opportunity to acquire the biophotonics technology, which he had built, led, and developed. Thus, MediBeacon was founded with the patent estate, market research, equipment, and other related assets from Mallinckrodt.
Dr. Dorshow completed his Ph.D. work on the characterization of surfactant systems employing light scattering. This produced some of the first results demonstrating critical behavior in multi-component complex fluid systems. After this, he moved immediately into the industry. At British Petroleum, Dr. Dorshow pioneered the development of a noninvasive optical detection technique for the measurement of oil & gas interfacial properties, needed for estimation of the amount of oil extractable from a reservoir.
Dr. Dorshow is currently a member of the American Physical Society, the Optical Society of America, the Society of Molecular Imaging, the Colloid Division of the American Chemical Society, and the International Society for Optics and Photonics known as SPIE. He is a program committee member and session chair for the International Symposium on Biomedical Optics. Dr. Dorshow has authored or co-authored over 90 scientific publications and is an inventor on over 75 issued U.S. patents.
Dr. Dorshow has his bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and his Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.