Oozoa Biomedical is a Vancouver-based international consulting company established
in 2000 by David Mortimer, PhD. It is the successor to Dr Mortimer's
consulting company in Australia (Mortimer Scientific Consulting
Pty Ltd) which was established in August 1991 and closed after Dr
Mortimer returned to Canada in March 2000.
Oozoa has served clients in Canada, USA, UK, France, Spain, Austria, Sweden, Denmark, Australia, India and China, in various areas of reproductive biology and biomedicine in humans, as well as in domesticated and laboratory animals.
is Oozoa Biomedical?
David Mortimer is President and co-owner of Oozoa Biomedical.
After 14 years of academic research and teaching experience, during
which time he was also responsible for diagnostic and therapeutic
laboratory services, in the UK, France and Canada, he worked for 8 years
as an IVF Scientific Director in the private medicine sector in
Australia. During the last 20 years he has undertaken a wide range
of consultancy and advisory work in various areas of reproductive
biology and medicine in human, domesticated and laboratory species
covering the development, provision and marketing of products, equipment and services from both the diagnostic
and therapeutic perspectives. More
Dr Sharon Mortimer is a reproductive biologist, with specific research interests in gamete physiology. She trained as an embryologist at the Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne (1985‑7), and has worked as an embryologist at the Foothills RFP (Calgary) and as Lab Director at the Genesis Fertility Centre (Vancouver). She also held a U2000 post‑doctoral research fellowship in the Department of Animal Science at the University of Sydney. She now has several roles: co‑Director of Oozoa Biomedical; Research Planning and Development Specialist in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia; and Editor of the journal Reproduction, Fertility and Development. This range of roles ensures that she stays current in the technological and research developments in reproductive biology, while retaining significant involvement in the provision of clinical service in the ART laboratory. More
also has access to a network of other experts in many areas of reproductive
biology and biomedicine. Depending on the nature of a client's requirements,
Oozoa may propose that certain tasks be sub-contracted or delegated
to more cost-effective service providers, but always - and only
- with the client's approval.
does Oozoa Biomedical do?
offered by Oozoa Biomedical cover a very wide range of laboratory
issues involved in human reproductive biomedicine as well as artificial
breeding of domesticated species. Primary areas of activity include:
Development and maintenance of successful assisted conception facilities
Development and operation of diagnostic andrology laboratories to
the highest international standards.
Quality and risk management in diagnostic andrology laboratories and human
assisted conception centres.
Development, evaluation and validation of products intended for
use in many areas of assisted reproduction technology.