Prof Steven Percival
Chief Executive Officer
Steven has over 28 years’ experience at senior management and Vice President levels in R&D, commercial and general management gained in FTSE 100, AIM listed and privately owned companies involved in medical device development, biomedical R&D, academic research and public health.
He has also invented and developed many medical devices that continue to be sold globally. Steven also holds the position of honorary Professor at The University of Liverpool. He has a PhD in biofilms and microbiology, an MSc in Health Sciences, an MSc in Medical Microbiology and a diploma in business administration. He has written over 430 scientific publications and conference abstracts and edited/authored eight textbooks and provided over 300 presentations worldwide. He sits on many international panels and industrial advisory boards linked to medical devices, woundcare, biofilms, antimicrobials, infection prevention and control.
Mr Martin Crowe
Martin is a CIMA Qualified accountant with over 30 years experience at Financial Director level.
He has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical, biomedical and biotechnology industries having worked at Corning Inc, J Bibby Science Products, Advanced Medical Solutions Plc and Sants Pharmaceuticals. With a good understanding of a range of manufacturing industries, Martin uses his commercial insight to streamline business processes, improve financial control, and increase efficiency.
Dr Karen Matthews
Karen is a lawyer with over 30 years legal experience, is qualified to practice law in the U.K. and the U.S. (Florida), and is a Governance Professional.
In addition to her professional qualifications she holds an LL.B (hons) and a Juris Doctor (cum laude). She has worked in private practice in the U.K., the U.S. and Hong Kong and in-house in the U.S. for Tech Data Corporation and in the U.K. for Alfred McAlpine Plc and Advanced Medical Solutions Group Plc. She has served as a non-executive on the board of Parkhaven Trust, a residential care home charity and is a current non-executive trustee for the SBA, the Solicitors' Charity.
Mr Kris Flinn
Commercial Sales Director
Kris has over 20 years of proven success gained at senior commercial levels in numerous FTSE 100, AIM listed and privately owned companies.
Kris has proven success developing and launching new innovative technologies, or addressing problem areas of a business. His analytical approach combined with his ability to build working relationships has ensured that he has always delivered ambitious solutions within company budgets. Kris believes in creating a supportive and communicative departmental environment with accountability and transparency for all roles.
Dr Stephen Law
Research & Innovation Manager
Stephen has over 30 years experience gained in many multinational organisations involved in product development and R&D.
He has extensive knowledge and skills in polymeric materials including fibres and films, membranes and beads particularly in textile fibres, composites and medical fibres for woundcare. Steven has a PhD from Leeds University gained in the Department of Textile Industries, where he won the Paul Schlack Man-made Fibres prize 1999.
Dr Fergus Watson
Operations Manager & Principal Microbiologist
Fergus has over 10 years of microbiology, antimicrobials, biofilms, decontamination, product development and scientific research experience gained while working as a senior scientist, product manager and laboratory manager at Bioquell UK Ltd and Ecolabs.
He holds a first class honour degree in biological sciences and a PhD in microbiology and biofilms from the University of Southampton. Fergus has authored many research publications in microbiology, infection and antimicrobial testing and development.
Dr Neville Freeman
Neville is Principal Scientist at the 5D Health Protection Group. He has worked for numerous multi national companies and SME’s, in senior roles contributing to new and innovative products, engaged both with the fundamental science and the commercialisation.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and hold a visiting position at Manchester University (Physics Department). Neville has been invited to speak at scientific conferences in Europe, USA and Far East. Other honours have included invitations to exhibit at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition and present at the British Association’s Festival of Science. He has served on national (e.g. IEE nanotechnology committee) and regional steering groups and won awards (e.g. National Measurement Award, National Physical Laboratory) and regional awards (e.g. Merseyside Innovation Award). He has published 34 journal papers and contributed to 25 patents.
Dr Rui Chen
Senior Scientist – Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering & Biologics
Dr Chen has over 20 years experience in the fields of cell biology, biocompatibility, inflammation, wound modelling, biomaterials, tissue engineering and product development.
Dr Rui Chen gained his PhD in Biomedical Engineering in 2001 and then developed a successful research career as a PDRA and senior scientist working with a number of research groups around the world developing his reputation as an expert in the field of biomaterials, cell biology and tissue engineering. He has published a number of high impact rated research papers and presented his pioneer research at local and international conferences.
Dr Marcus Swann
Senior Scientist – Biosensors, Biomarkers & Diagnostics
Marcus has over 30 years’ experience of scientific research and development and in bringing sensing and measurement technologies to market, principally in the areas of surface analysis and biosensing.
He has worked both in academia and industry and has collaborated with international groups in universities and in support of commercial R&D.
Marcus has a Ph.D. from the University of Bristol in Electrochemistry and has contributed to over 90 scientific publications and patents.