Alvin K. Persad and Alphonso Higuera each had more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry when the two scientists opened Aztech Sciences, Inc., a company that provides research, testing, analytics, and product development services for the healthcare and cosmetic industries. Persad says, “Our mission statement was to transform great ideas into viable and affordable medicines for our clients.” They now help companies create effective products that meet national safety standards.
Persad and Higuera worked with SCORE mentor Geoffrey Clain. Persad says, “We were impressed with their ability to provide a methodical approach and guide us through the process,” including “fine-tuning a business plan, cash flow statements, federally supported loans and much more.”
Persad and Higuera successfully launched Aztech Sciences in January 2017 and work out of their own laboratory facility.