Entrepreneur, Co-Founder and President of Confirm Biosciences and TestCountry
Originally from Turkey,
and her husband immigrated to the United States with two suitcases, their love for each other and a desire for entrepreneurship. They co-founded
in San Diego and Ilgaz serves as president of both. Confirm BioSciences offers service-oriented testing technologies for drugs of abuse and health.
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