Logistics & Manufacturing Expert/Advisor
John Powers has over thirty years of experience in the life sciences, and spent twenty-three years successfully starting, growing then selling three small biotech companies. Mr. Powers founded and owns KsD Scientific, a biotechnology-consulting firm and is currently helping start Baltimore BioWorks (Baltimore, MD) a minority-owned vocational biotech training company funded by The Abell Foundation.
Mr. Powers was involved in phase III clinical trial work with Hoffman LaRoche; then worked with the Centers for Disease Control (Atlanta, GA) after which he went to the National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, MD). Mr. Powers is the author of numerous papers, abstracts and manuals, holds four biotech product patents and has filed and received over a dozen FDA 510(k) approvals.
Over the past few years The Abell Foundation has engaged KsD Scientific to investigate several companies to analyze investment opportunities, perform scientific and business due diligence which include cancer vaccines, nanoparticle fluorophores and bacteriophage applications.
John Powers, MBA did his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Maryland (College Park, MD) and the Maryland Medical School (Baltimore, MD).