Chris originally joined Avacta Analytical as European Business Development Manager in September 2011; he has since taken on the role of Commercial Manager and has responsibility for all services related sales and operations.
After studying Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Strathclyde, Chris began his career as a production manager at Motorola before deciding to further his scientific training. He returned to the University of Strathclyde and completed an MRes in Biomedical Analysis and successfully combined his scientific training and management experience as a Bioanalytical Study Director at Tepnel Pharma Services (now Hologic GenProbe) for 3 years before leaving the lab to pursue a career in business development.
Prior to joining Avacta Chris sold functional pharmacology and human tissue research models worldwide for Biopta, the foremost company in the field.
Global Business Development Manager
Richard originally joined Avacta as sales manager for our analytical services business unit in 2007. Since then he has held several sales and marketing roles within Avacta and currently looks after all commercial aspects of the Optim platform technology.
After gaining an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science Richard started out his career at the Forensic Science Service as a junior scientist. After a career break, to travel the world, Richard switched disciplines’ from science to sales and marketing. Initially taking a business development roles at UCB Celltech and then subsequently at Italian pharmaceutical company Recordati Inc. In 2011 he gained his CIM diploma in marketing.
Daniel has direct personal responsibility for all of Avacta Analytical’s technical products, guiding strategic decisions on product and application development. Using a balanced view of technical capabilities and commercial requirements he ensures that Avacta have the right products, with the right features and the right application.
He joined Avacta Group in 2008 as part of the engineering and science teams where he contributed to the development of a number of product lines. Following this he transferred to the Analytical division where he took on new responsibilities in a customer facing role, leading the technical and application support team.
Daniel received his degree in Physics from Imperial College London, and a PhD in biophysics from the University of Leeds.