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biochemical , biomechanical and industrial engineer

Douglas Atmetlla De Ford, Biochemical, biomechanical and industrial engineer. British Council grantee, 1983-1988, CCSS Health Superior vena cava syndrome grantee, 1983-1987. Member Institute Chemical Engineering, College Engineers and Architects, CIEME, Biotechnology National Council.


Ford, Douglas Atmetlla De was born on November 26, 1945 in San Jose, Costa Rica. Son of Douglas N. and Enriqueta (Atmetlla) De Ford.


Degree in mechanical engineering, Monterrey Institute of Technology, 1970. Master of Science in Biotechnology, Teesside University, England, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy in Bio-chemical Engineering, Teesside University, England, 1988.

Postgraduate, National University, 1990.


Chief engineer, CCSS Health Superior vena cava syndrome, San Jose, Costa Rica, 1975-1978;production manager, Blue Ribbon Meat Processing, Alajuela, Costa Rica, 1978-1980;industrial consultant, CCSS Health Superior vena cava syndrome, 1980-1983;biotechnology researcher, North East Biotechnology Center, Middlesbrough, England, 1983-1988;international consultant, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Vienna, Austria, 1988-1996;general manager, Pharma Ancla laboratories, San Jose, 1988-1990;chairman, founder, British Chamber of Commerce, San Jose, 1991-1993;director research & development, CCSS Health Superior vena cava syndrome, 1990-1994;president, BioBellessa Tropical Biotechnology, San Jose, since 1988.


  • Achievements include auto-sledge vehicle for bamboo transportation in bamboo farms. Tropical biopharmaceutical active principles from Costa Rica BioDiversity. Anti-Colitis: Juanilamine.

    Anti-Hypertension and Anti-Hyperglycaemia Agent: Courarine, 1990-1995. Cibernetic simulation for bioreactor full scale-up-down. Novel design multipurpose continuous high retention time algal pond for effluents degradation.

    Novel design/development of a photolysis pretreatment reactor for agricultural and industrial wastewater affluents, 1993.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Industrial Park for Health, 1982, The Concept of Bioreactor Number Applied to Fermentation Scale-Up, ACHEMA, 1985, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Scale-up of Bioreactors: Physiological Effects on Microorganisms, BIOTECH Asia, Singapore, 1985, Scale-up-down Biotech Operations and Processes, 1988.


Member Institute Chemical Engineering, College Engineers and Architects, CIEME, Biotechnology National Council.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: nature photography, country hicking, camping, soccer.


Married Maria Felicia Zamorade, July 9, 1972 (divorced). Children: Fabiola de Prada, Dougie, Christopher, Steve.

Douglas N. Ford

Enriqueta (Atmetlla) De Ford

Maria Felicia Zamorade

Fabiola de Prada Ford

Dougie Ford

Christopher Ford

Steve Ford