Chong Ahn is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the University of Cincinnatiâs College of Engineering. Recently, U.S. patent #7,524,464 for âSmart disposable plastic lab-on-a-chip for point-of-care testingâ was granted to him as the inventor.Ahnâs research led him to become the founder of Siloam Biosciences Inc. in 2004. He has already attracted approx $7.8 M for Siloam Biosciences in contract research funds and investments. At Siloam Biosciences, he is primarily responsible for shaping the vision and prioritizing the objectives for its growth. In November 2008, Siloam opened an 8,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Cincinnatiâs Forest Park neighborhood, with the hopes of launching its first commercial product in 2010.