Enzyme Innovation hired Assad Al-Ammar, PhD, as Director of its analytical laboratory. Al-Ammar brings more than 25 years of experience as laboratory manager at Kansas Laboratories and Irvine Pharmaceutical, and as analytical methods development chemist for EXOVA, Santa Fe Springs and Natural Alternative International. Al-Ammar has published 35 peer-reviewed research papers for analytical journals in the United States and Europe.

Al-Ammar earned his Ph.D. from Glasgow University, and a post-doctorate in analytical chemistry from the University of Massachusetts. Additionally, he has experience in classical and new analytical techniques such as gravimetric, volumetric, electrochemical, ICP-OES, ICP-MS, GC-MS-MS, LC-MS-MS and HPLC.

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He will lead Enzyme Innovation as it continues to grow and expand as an analytical contract laboratory with an expertise in enzyme and probiotic assays, identity, viscosity and microbiological testing, as well as ICP-OES heavy metals and other metal testing.