MEET OUR PEOPLE
Experts in their fields
Over 30 years experience as
a senior executive in the Diagnostics industry with over
25 years at board level.
Specialties: Extensive marketing, sales, acquisition, licensing
and business development
experience. Strong fundraising
and investor relations skills.
Experience of US and
international markets. Worked
in start-up, high growth and multinational companies.
Chief Executive Officer
25 years leadership experience in life and health sciences including Zeneca & Elsevier.
CEO roles in drug development at Evolutec, device/drug delivery at Glide and contract manufacturing
at Aenova. Mark has a PhD. in toxophore resistance and studied
at London Business School.
Dr Matt Hicks
Chief Technology Officer
Founder and executive director.
He has 20 years experience in biochemistry and biophysics
in academic and commercial
sectors and has published over
40 research papers.
Matt, who holds several patents,
has a doctorate in Biophysics. He
is a world-leader in linear dichroism spectroscopy which is the underlying technology of LDL.
Professor Tim Dafforn
Chief Scientific Officer
Founder and Professor of Biotechnology at the University of Birmingham. Former Chief Scientific Advisor to BIS and Chief Entrepreneur Advisor to the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Other roles have included Director of the Birmingham Biophysical Characterisation Facility and Co-Founder of Dioptica Scientific Ltd.
Head of Enterprise Acceleration & Head of Spinout Portfolio at University of Birmingham.
Experienced technology transfer manager successful in licensing numerous technologies (both patented and unpatented) as well as the formation and incubation of many early stage companies.
Secured significant development and seed funding, as well as management teams.
Over 25 years international experience in business development, marketing and sales management, in the medical device industry.
Hands-on experience in the diagnostic industry with roles in Genzyme, Boehringer And Asuragen molecular diagnostics.