Mr. Gould is a biomedical scientist with more than 24 years of experience in the diagnostic and chemical fields. He has an extensive background in research and development, manufacturing, quality control assurance, as well as business development and sales and marketing. His experience is in the areas of clinical chemistry, serology, immunology, hematology, dyes and stains, chromatography, reagent chemical and food diagnostics, specifically rapid microbiological testing. From 1973 to 1987, Mr. Gould worked for E. Merck, Inc. in various positions of increasing responsibilities within the product management, research and development, and quality assurance control departments. In 1987, he founded Ampcor Diagnostics, Inc., which he grew until 1994 when it was acquired by Neogen Corp. (NASDAQ:NEOG). Mr. Gould continued to serve as Vice President and General Manager of Neogen Corp. until 1997. Mr. Gould served as an independent consultant after leaving Neogen Corp. in 1997 until joining American Bio Medica Corp. in 1998. Mr. Gould is an accomplished researcher with numerous publications in a variety of fields, including rapid immunoassay tests to detect food pathogens such as e-coli, salmonella, listeria, shigella, and campylobacter. Mr. Gould established a patent in composition for stabilization of diagnostics reagents, three separate patents for immunoassay diagnostics kits, as well as a patent concerning a growth media that resuscitates injured bacteria, such as salmonella, that was recently issued. Mr. Gould received a Masters in Biomedical Science and Biomedical Engineering from Drexel University in 1982, and a BS degree from Delaware Valley College in 1973.