Ken Buechler

Biography

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.

Interview – June 4, 1997

Interviewed by Mark Jones, PhD, UCSD

At the time of this interview, Dr. Buechler was the Vice President of Research for Biosite, Inc.