Dr. Gunars E. Valkirs received his Bachelor’s and Doctorate degrees in Physics at University of California San Diego. Dr. Valkirs was a scientific investigator with the Diagnostics Research and Development Group at Hybritech Incorporated. During his tenure at Hybritech, he invented and developed the first rapid visual pregnancy test, the ICON® hCG test. Dr. Valkirs has served as Senior Vice President of Biosite Discovery and co-founder of Biosite Incorporated. Dr. Valkirs was responsible for the development of the Company’s antibody technology. He also served as Director of Nautilus Biotech.
Interviewed by Mark Jones, PhD, UCSD
At the time of this interview, Dr. Valkirs served as a scientific investigator at Hybritech Incorporated.