Margaret Magdesian, Ph. D.

Dr. Margaret Magdesian, BSc Pharmacology, PhD Biochemistry, is a scientist-entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in biopharmaceutical research. In collaboration with researchers from McGill University, Dr Magdesian has developed innovative technology to rapidly grow human nervous-system-on-a-chip. In 2015 she launched the company Ananda Devices to scale up this technology and to support pharma, food and cosmetic companies to perform better neurotoxicity and efficacy testing of compounds directly on human derived tissues instead of on animals. Ananda Devices is a member of the North American 3Rs initiative. As CEO of Ananda Devices, Dr Magdesian was nominated for over 25 grants and awards in science and innovation including the 2016 Top 10 Quebec Discovery of the Year, 2018 L’Oréal Women in Digital, 2019 Bayer Crop Science innovation, and 2019 Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards. She is also an INSEAD fellow for social entrepreneurship.

Margaret Magdesian
CEO & Founder Ananda Devices
500 Bd Cartier O, suite #129
Laval, QC H7V 5B7