Vale Dr Paul Masci MSc, PhD

Paul has been active in Thrombosis and Venom research since 1971 and has many achievements including a significant contribution to the innovation of a novel thrombosis test, Dimertest now a gold standard Thrombosis diagnostic marker. Dr Masci was instrumental in developing patents using snake-derived coagulants in cardio-pulmonary bypass surgery, topical antibleeding innovations and IV therapeutic antibleeding agents (natural and recombinant proteins). In 2007, a novel use for Australian snake venom prothrombin activator was translated into a new patent of which Dr Masci was a key inventor. This led to the development of a novel serum blood collection tube and the formation of Q Sera Pty Ltd.