Claudio Jiménez Cartagena, QF Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Claudio Jiménez joins MedCana after working with Sosteli Pharma as Technical Director and serving as a Director Consultant for the Corporation for Agricultural Industrial Development at the University of Antioquia. Before that, Dr. Jiménez worked as the Scientific Director at the Institute of Food Science & Technology (INTAL).
Dr. Claudio Jiménez focuses on the development of analysis using chromatographic methods, advanced organic chemistry, and biochemistry have resulted in vital scientific projects such as:
The validation and standardization of fast, accurate, reliable, and sensitive analytical tests to determine the presence of mercury and methylmercury in shrimp and fish.
Design an artificial wetland with the subsurface flow to treat soil polluted with hydrocarbons in a gasoline station in the Municipality of Caldas-Antioquia.
Removal of household cleaners and personal hygiene components from the Medellín river waters at Caldas Municipality. The study will use an artificial pilot wetland.
Residuality of pesticides in Hass Avocados of southeast Antioquia, as a model of phytosanitary export control.
Phytosanitary evaluation of Orellana (Pleurotus Ostreatus), grown in substrates made from agro-industrial residues.
Dr. Jiménez obtained a Doctoral degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Antioquia and received a Summa cum Laude distinction for the best 2011 doctoral Thesis "Determination of pesticide residues in fruits, fruit pulps, and water." Before that, he obtained a Master's degree in Basic Biomedical Sciences (2001) and presented his dissertation "Determination of oxidative stress in cystic fibrosis patients." He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (1996) - Dissertation "A system for supplying essential hospital consumables for the Social Security Institute.