Bill Andrews earned his Ph.D. in Molecular and Population Genetics at the University of Georgia in 1981 and served as Senior Scientist at Armos Corporation and Codon Corporation, as Molecular Biology Director at Berlex Biosciences and Geron Corporation as well as Director of Technology Development at EOS Biosciences. On top of his in-depth experience, Bill is also the inventor of 50+ U.S. patents issued on telomerase and author of numerous scientific research studies published in peer reviewed scientific journals.
Bill Andrews formed a team of scientists who dedicated their time to discover telomerase inducers. In 2007, after years of research, they discovered the world’s first medium-strength telomerase inducer that they labeled COO57684, the 57,684th chemical they tested. This finding confirmed that the team had come up with an accurate, sensitive and fully mechanized high-throughput screening system that worked and allowed the team to accomplish in one day what took months to screen! They called it hTERT RT-PCR HTS Assay.