Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > Leading UK scientist, Dr Andrew Shuttleworth, joins NanoSight board as Director of Diagnostic Sciences

Dr Andrew Shuttleworth, NanoSight's newly appointed Director of Diagnostic Sciences
Dr Andrew Shuttleworth, NanoSight's newly appointed Director of Diagnostic Sciences

Abstract:
NanoSight, leading manufacturers of unique nanoparticle characterization technology, announces the appointment of renowned UK scientist and former government advisor, Dr Andrew Shuttleworth, as Director of Diagnostic Sciences.

Leading UK scientist, Dr Andrew Shuttleworth, joins NanoSight board as Director of Diagnostic Sciences

Salisbury, UK | Posted on June 26th, 2012

NanoSight welcomes Dr Andrew Shuttleworth to the board of the company in the capacity of Director of Diagnostic Sciences. Dr Shuttleworth's appointment further strengthens the scientific team. His experience will greatly add to NanoSight's position as the UK's fastest growing Biotechnology company.*

Andrew Shuttleworth brings a wealth of scientific knowledge to the rapidly expanding NanoSight organization. Having been awarded degrees in in applied biological sciences and virology, he spent twenty years at Porton Down research establishments involved in both fundamental research in microbiology and immunology, and the application of that research to medical and defense issues; particularly the rapid identification of select biological agents. This led to a leading role in the development of the UK's first practical biological agent detection system, fielded during the Gulf War in 1991, and acted as the scientific liaison on chemical and biological issues with UK and US Forces throughout the Gulf region. Andrew returned to Porton Down where he directed a team of analytical chemists, microbiologists and operational analysts providing chemical and biological risk and threat assessments. He also provided real-time operational advice and support to the Ministry of Defence, the Home Office and other government departments. In 2001, Andrew took up an appointment with the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office to provide scientific advice and expertise on a diverse range of topics of national interest.

CEO Jeremy Warren says "Our growing involvement in characterization of exosomes and microvesicles has been driven by users. Increasingly we are recognizing major potential in exosome diagnostics, so the fit with Andrew is remarkable. He has followed development of NanoSight's technology since we began and been an advisor to some of our shareholders plus he has a depth of diagnostics experience. This appointment is as obvious as it is attractive for all parties."

Andrew Shuttleworth comments: "The emerging field of exosomes and nanovesicles now looks set to give rise to a fundamental shift in the way in which disease is detected, diagnosed and monitored. Currently, it is a growing research field, which NanoSight is exploiting fully through the provision of increasingly capable research instrumentation. Eventually, multiple biomarkers will be identified for each relevant disease state and this will drive the development of new analytical capabilities. Whilst it is too early to suggest that NanoSight technology will supplant existing capabilities (e.g. ELISA, qPCR), it would be prudent to recognize that NanoSight has the potential to do so - particularly where multiple-parameter tests and quantitative results might be desirable. NanoSight also has the potential to assist in the development of other novel assay systems that might be needed to fully exploit the potential benefits of exosomes and nanovesicles."

To find out about the company and to learn more about particle characterization using NanoSight's unique nanoparticle tracking analysis solutions, visit www.nanosight.com and register to receive the next issue of NanoTrail, the company's electronic newsletter.

*NanoSight was named the UK fastest growing biotechnology company in 2011 by Deloitte in their annual Technology Fast 50 rankings.

####

About NanoSight
NanoSight delivers the world's most versatile and proven multi-parameter nanoparticle analysis in a single instrument.

NanoSight's "Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis" (NTA) detects and visualizes populations of nanoparticles in liquids down to 10 nm, dependent on material, and measures the size of each particle from direct observations of diffusion. Additionally, NanoSight measures concentration and a fluorescence mode differentiates suitably-labelled particles within complex background suspensions. Zeta potential measurements are similarly particle-specific. It is this particle-by-particle methodology that takes NTA beyond traditional light scattering and other ensemble techniques in providing high-resolution particle size distributions and validates data with information-rich video files of the particles moving under Brownian motion.

This simultaneous multiparameter characterization matches the demands of complex biological systems, hence its wide application in development of drug delivery systems, of viral vaccines, and in nanotoxicology. This real-time data gives insight into the kinetics of protein aggregation and other time-dependent phenomena in a qualitative and quantitative manner. NanoSight has a growing role in biodiagnostics, being proven in detection and speciation of nanovesicles (exosomes) and microvesicles.

NanoSight has installed approaching 500 systems worldwide with users including BASF, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, Proctor and Gamble, Roche and Unilever together with the most eminent universities and research institutes. NanoSight's technology is validated by 400+ third party papers citing NanoSight results and by the ASTM Standard E2834, consolidating NanoSight's leadership position in nanoparticle characterization.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
NanoSight Limited
Minton Park
London Road
Amesbury SP4 7RT UK
T +44(0)1980 676060
F +44(0)1980 624703
www.nanosight.com


Talking Science Limited
39 de Bohun Court
Saffron Walden
Essex CB10 2BA UK
T +44(0)1799 521881
M +44(0)7843 012997
www.talking-science.com

Copyright © NanoSight

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Novel Rocket Design Flight Tested: New Rocket Propellant and Motor Design Offers High Performance and Safety October 23rd, 2014

MEMS & Sensors Technology Showcase: Finalists Announced for MEMS Executive Congress US 2014 October 23rd, 2014

Nanoparticle technology triples the production of biogas October 23rd, 2014

SUNY Polytechnic Institute Invites the Public to Attend its Popular Statewide 'NANOvember' Series of Outreach and Educational Events October 23rd, 2014

Announcements

Nanoparticle technology triples the production of biogas October 23rd, 2014

SUNY Polytechnic Institute Invites the Public to Attend its Popular Statewide 'NANOvember' Series of Outreach and Educational Events October 23rd, 2014

Advancing thin film research with nanostructured AZO: Innovnano’s unique and cost-effective AZO sputtering targets for the production of transparent conducting oxides October 23rd, 2014

Strengthening thin-film bonds with ultrafast data collection October 23rd, 2014

Tools

National Synchrotron Light Source II Achieves 'First Light' October 23rd, 2014

Advancing thin film research with nanostructured AZO: Innovnano’s unique and cost-effective AZO sputtering targets for the production of transparent conducting oxides October 23rd, 2014

NIST offers electronics industry 2 ways to snoop on self-organizing molecules October 22nd, 2014

Super stable garnet ceramics may be ideal for high-energy lithium batteries October 21st, 2014

Appointments/Promotions/New hires/Resignations/Deaths

First Canada Excellence Research Chair gets $10 million from the federal government for oilsands research at the University of Calgary: Federal government announces prestigious research chair to study improving oil production efficiency October 19th, 2014

VDMA photonics steering committee with new members stronger than ever October 14th, 2014

Agar Scientific appoints Paul Balaş as new Technical Sales Manager October 3rd, 2014

PEN Inc. Chairman Scott Rickert Announces Company Vision, Product Priorities and Management Team: Webcast Highlights the Launch of PEN October 3rd, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE





  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More














ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE