Neotherix CEO Mike Raxworthy will be one of the plenary lecturers at the forthcoming Recent Appointees in Polymer Science (RAPS) meeting at the University of East Anglia. The meeting takes place from 6 - 8 September and Professor Raxworthy is speaking on "From Test Rig to Clinic - Lessons from Falling Over" on the afternoon of Thursday 7 September.
This talk seeks to draw lessons viewed from Mike's position as a biologist supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering seeking to commercialise an innovation in polymer science! It will cover a journey from post-doctoral work though to large company scientific and departmental management and eventually to the start-up/SME world. This will include lessons and observations on how scientists are regarded by marketers and how Mike now, as a CEO, regards scientists. Mike will also discuss what he's learnt about collaboration, innovation, regulations and translation and will use case studies from Neotherix, Regener8 and his role as a Visiting Professor at the University of Leeds to illustrate.
Please see the RAPS meetings page for more details.