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6 August, 2018 - 13:34 By Tony Quested

Domainex appoints new business development team in US push

Domainex Boston and San Diego

Domainex in Cambridge has initiated coast-to-coast expansion in the US with the appointment of a new business development team and the opening of East and West coast offices in Boston, MA and San Diego, CA. 

The appointment of two dedicated business development directors, Michael Nyman and Josephine Crespo, will enable the company to better serve its strategically important and growing client base in North America. 

Michael Nyman, based in San Diego, has held a number of international business development roles, most recently with Syngene. 

He is a chemist by training and spent the first 20 years of his career in various industrial chemistry roles encompassing radiochemistry, pilot plant manufacture, automated parallel synthesis and medicinal chemistry at companies including COR Therapeutics, Bristol Myers Squibb and X-Ceptor/Exelixis. 

Josephine Crespo will be based in Boston for East coast business. She trained as a biologist and has more than 17 years’ experience of selling specialist tools and technologies to the pharma and biotech markets, including work with Bio-Rad, Sigma-Aldrich, BioScale and Molecular Devices.
 
The appointments strengthen Domainex’s commitment to bring its cutting-edge and highly effective drug discovery services to a rapidly increasing number of clients across North America.

Chief operating officer, Tom Mander, said: “Domainex has already established deep relationships and provided novel solutions to big pharma, emerging biotech and patient foundations in the US. 

“These strategic appointments will allow us to take our powerful drug discovery capabilities to a broader client base in North America.”

Chief scientific officer Trevor Perrior added: “Locating our new business development operations in the San Diego and Boston bioclusters was the natural choice as they both mirror the innovative environment we already enjoy from our Medicines Discovery Centre in Europe’s leading biocluster at Cambridge, UK. 

“We intend to work with pioneering life science organisations there and elsewhere, through our local representatives, to provide them maximum value for their R & D investment in accessing our multi-disciplinary expertise.”

• Pictured above (left to right): Tom Mander, Josephine Crespo, Michael Nyman

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