Chemistry Student Named to Capital Region ‘40 under 40’ List

Tony Hoang, Ph.D. chemistry candidate. (Photo by Mark Schmidt)

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 10, 2017) – Tony Hoang, a Ph.D. chemistry candidate at UAlbany, has been announced as part of Albany Business Review’s 2017 “40 under 40” class.

The honorees were selected from about 400 nominations. They represent the incredible young talent from many of the Capital Region’s important industries including finance, health care, technology and hospitality.

Hoang is the founder and CEO of Advanced Modular Instruments, a biotech startup which launched earlier this year. His company offers fast and efficient research tools to enhance biology and chemistry labs.

Through AMI, Hoang has filed for a UAlbany student record six utility patents.

“This award means a lot to me. It validates everything I’ve done,” Hoang said. “The entrepreneur road is a lonely and hard path to trek. I’ve surrounded myself with people who support and encourage my growth. That’s been extremely important to my success.”

Hoang has developed AMI under the guidance of Jan Woodcock, who directs UAlbany’s Blackstone LaunchPad, a free campus-based program designed to support students, staff and alumni entrepreneurs.

He’s also taken advantage of mentorship from University researchers at The RNA Institute, and Health Sciences Campus, along with Theresa Walker, UAlbany’s Assistant Vice President for Research and Director of Innovation Development and Commercialization.

Prior to “40 under 40,” Hoang was awarded with the Albany Business Review’s 2017 “Technology Entrepreneur Award” last month. He also received a “Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition” from Congressman Paul Tonko.

“Tony is a great example of a student venture fully utilizing Blackstone LaunchPad, leveraging advice and pivoting his business model.” said Woodcock

Learn more about Hoang by reading this profile in Bioscience Technology Magazine. Also see Albany Business Review’s entire 2017 “40 under 40” class here.

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