Chris originally joined Avacta Analytical as European Business Development Manager for services in September 2011, then promoted to Commercial Manager – responsible for all services-related sales and operations. He has since moved to Avacta Life Sciences where he has responsibility for business development on the west coast of the US (he is based in San Diego, CA).
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, successfully combining his scientific training and management experience as a Bioanalytical Study Director at Tepnel Pharma Services (now Hologic GenProbe) for 3 years before leaving 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.