Dr. Drasko D. Pekovic with medical background from ex-Yugoslavia began a scientific career in Canada by completing graduated education: M.Sc., Ph.D and Post-doctoral studies in the areas of microbiology and immunology of experimental animal diseases and human diseases. His scientific research has been supported by Medical Research Council of Canada and the results are reported in numerous scientific publications and communications. He has developed the first diagnostic kit for AIDS, new method for detection of HIV in blood and salivary lymphocytes and has reported trans placental transmission of AIDS for the first time. Working on AIDS, he has collaborated with Dr. Luc Montagner, Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2008. After completing graduated studies, has teached at McGill University and University of Montreal, as Assistant Professor. At the same time he worked as director for scientific research at dental department of Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. He has switched to the private sector by founding, building and promoting two successful biomedical companies. He has extensive experience in development of new biomedical products and technologies and regulatory affairs. He is highly motivated, self driven with strong leadership ability, creative trilingual scientific professional. He is now working on the development of the Institute of BioMedical Research in Podgorica, capital of his native country- Montenegro, helping Montenegro people to joint European Union by working on standardization of biomedical products, food and environmental protection.
Medical diagnostics; Quality control of pharmaceuticals; Cosmetics and food products; Environmental studies; Evaluation of microbicidal activity of textile; Development of microbicidal agents; Studies and decontamination of mold contamination.