BSc DPhil CChem FRSC
I have a strong organic chemistry background and over 40 years’ experience in medicinal chemistry and drug discovery gained in both major pharma and diverse biotech companies. I have also collaborated extensively with academic groups. Whilst I have wide experience in terms of chemistry and therapeutic areas I have specific expertise in nucleoside chemistry and the antiviral field. I am an author/inventor on over 170 publications/patents and have held senior research positions in companies in Canada, the USA and France in addition to the UK.
In Sandgate Point Consulting Ltd. which I founded in 2013 after retiring from Summit Corporation plc an AIM-listed biotech, I have served clients based in all of these geographical areas and also in Australia. Clients have included not only scientific organizations but also a number of law firms specializing in intellectual property matters.
In addition to my role as Chief Scientific Officer of Summit, I served as a member of the Board of Directors for seven years and interacted widely at a corporate level with potential clients, partners and collaborators and with the investment community.
I am happy to be involved on an ad hoc or regular ongoing basis to suit your needs and can provide a range of services as indicated below and on the website. Please contact me for a confidential no-obligation discussion of your requirements. I have an extensive network of contacts in related areas and disciplines who I can put you in touch with if appropriate.