It's impossible to approach a conversation about our history and who we are without first observing of our beginnings.
Our work is our bond
Dr. M.Taher Fouad founded Biotron Laboratories in 1979. His passion for health and science converged in his commitment to discovering the role of minerals and trace elements in the human body. Biotron's history is inextricably linked to Mineral Amino Acid Chelates and their role in human nutrition, and Dr. Fouad's pioneering of these efforts. Today Biotron carries forward Dr. Fouads's lifework with a primary focus on scientifically validated mineral chelates and complexes.
Following in his father's footsteps, Dr. Gameil T. Fouad now presides over daily operations at Biotron. Gameil earned his B.S. in Human Biology at the University of Utah, and went on to earn his Ph.D. at the Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics at the Oregon Health & Science University.
In his role as President, Gameil approaches mineral nutrition from a unique industry perspective, bringing new ideas to bear on minerals. Along with his expert team, Gameil actively applies these tools to the health and nutrition field with the aim of developing mineral products that are highly compatible with human physiology on a molecular level.
To date the Biotron Process has achieved wide spread recognition as a unique and scientifically valid technique, which utilizes the complete amino acid profile derived from enzymatic treatment of isolated vegetable proteins–a process resulting in authentic Mineral Amino Acid Chelates and Complexes.
Making bonds that last
Biotron Laboratories was founded in 1979 by esteemed and highly accomplished scientist Dr. M.Taher Fouad. A dedicated and enthusiastic student, Fouad received a M.Sc. in Microbiology while working at the University of Reading in England, and completed his Ph.D. in Virology at Cornell University. Following completion of post-doctoral training at the University of Kansas Medical Center, he worked in the biological and pharmaceutical industries, successfully developing a parainfluenza vaccine–a vaccine in which the U.S. Patent Office named him the sole inventor.
It was during this time that Dr. Fouad discovered his true passion, and began to focus his energies on the role of minerals and trace elements in a vigorous immune system, disease prevention and ultimately, general health maintenance. Dr. Fouad began exploring the potential of chelation and how a properly prepared mineral chelate could increase the nutritional value of essential minerals and trace elements. In 1971 he developed a unique process for preparing these compounds, which led to the extensive use of chelated minerals in human nutrition.
Dr. Fouad's considerable interest and focus in nutrition, coupled with his industrial background culminated in the establishment of Biotron Laboratories, Inc in 1979, where he remained active well into his 80's. Today Biotron continues Dr. Fouad's life mission with an ever-growing commitment to discovering and developing mineral material products that promote the development of a healthful body.