Elias is the Business and Marketing Manager at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Diagnostic Evidence Co-operative (DEC) London which is a partnership between Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Imperial College London. DEC London is one of the four national centres of expertise, which aim to develop world-class methods and generate evidence to intergrate in vitro diagnostics into clinical practice.
Elias studied Biology, Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology at the University of Crete, Greece and obtained his MSc in Healthcare Management from the University of Surrey. He is also successfully qualified as a Prince2 Practitioner.
His expertise and experience focus on driving forward the development of new health technologies and diagnostics, and their commercial exploitation by the NHS and the industry. His interest lies in the generation of the appropriate evidence needed to allow an innovative health product to be adopted by the clinical setting. He is working actively with various health stakeholders to streamline the adoption pathways to allow an easier navigation of the medtech industry and high return of investment.