Dr. Gene Zaid | Founder, Genzada Pharmaceuticals | JACAM Chemical Company | Sponsored by Meritrust

Wichita State Experiential Engineering Building - 4110 E 17th St N Wichita, 67208 Wichita State University
Thu, Aug 29, 2019, 5:30 PM (CDT)

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Dr. Gene H. Zaid, Founder and CEO, came to America as a young man from a Palestinian refugee camp with the hope of living the American Dream. Through his perseverance to learn a new language as well as a new culture and his dedication to succeed he graduated from Kansas Wesleyan with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Mathematics, after which he continued his education at Wichita State University pursuing his Master’s Degree in Chemistry will working full time to support his family.

In 1982, he founded JACAM Chemical Company, starting the business out of the family garage. He quickly built the business into one of the most respected manufacturing companies in the Oil and Gas industry today all while continuing to develop new chemistries and pursuing his doctorate degree. Gene is the author of over 50 US patents.

With the sale of JACAM in 2013 he turned his focus and his money from the sale to a project close to his heart and began developing products that will aid in the elimination of cancer and other serious diseases. He is the author to 8 patents devoted to pharmaceutical development with several being pursued internationally as well. 

Sponsored by Meritrust Credit Union.



Thursday, Aug 29
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT)


Wichita State Experiential Engineering Building
4110 E 17th St N Wichita67208

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