Dr. Buechler received his doctorate in biochemistry and his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Indiana University. Dr. Buechler was a senior research scientist for the Diagnostics Research and Development Group at Hybritech Incorporated in San Diego. As a Senior Research Scientist, he was responsible for new product development and was the transfer project leader for ICON® QSR CK-MB, a cardiac marker assay. In addition, he was responsible for the design and synthesis of reagents for use in the first rapid, visual pregnancy test, the ICON® hCG test. Dr. Buechler served in various roles with Biosite Incorporated including Director of Chemistry, President, Chief Scientific Officer and co-founder. He co-invented certain Biosite proprietary technologies and served as a member of the American Chemical Society, the Biochemical Society, the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine and the American Association of Clinical Chemists.
Interviewed by Mark Jones, PhD, UCSD
At the time of this interview, Dr. Buechler was the Vice President of Research for Biosite, Inc.