Paul Diehl, a San Francisco Bay area biotech consultant and freelance writer, wrote and managed About.com's Biotech/Biomedical site from April 2012 to March 2014. You can find more current articles by him on his blot at www.animatediscovery.net and connect with him on Google+, Facebook or @aboutbiotech on Twitter
Paul has worked in the biotech industry for over 20 years and had made a career of assessing, introducing, and supporting new technology for life science research. He has held various marketing and business development positions at B-Bridge International, Arcturus Bioscience, Agilent Laboratories, Display Systems Biotech, and Clontech Laboratories, as well as worked with several other companies on a contract basis. He has also published a number of freelance and contracted articles reviewing laboratory products, new therapeutics, and research developments.
I have always been interested in how new discoveries and developments in life science research can be used to better understand and solve real world problems. Fortunately, I have been able to pursue a career where I can watch—and sometimes be involved in—some of the first applications of the newest discoveries and inventions. It is a fast moving and technically challenging field but it's exciting to get a glimpse of what's just down the road almost in reach.