Sense Strengthens Senior Team

27th April 2018, Oxfordshire, UK. Sense Biodetection Limited (Sense) has today announced that it has strengthened its senior team with the appointments of Dr Gemma Blackwell as Principal Scientist and Mr Lelio Cereda as Head of Development.

Gemma has extensive prior experience in the molecular diagnostics industry with achievements including the development through to CE mark and commercial launch of new molecular diagnostic devices and test products. She is an expert in molecular microbiology and completed doctoral studies at the University of Birmingham. At Sense, Gemma will bring leadership to the Company’s molecular development activities interfacing across the molecular and engineering teams.

Lelio is a highly experienced medical device product development engineer who joins Sense following senior roles at leading technology firms Team Consulting and PA Consulting. Lelio spent his early career at global medical device and diagnostics manufacturer Flex Ltd (formerly Flextronics) where he was involved in a broad range of development programmes including portable diagnostic devices. At Sense, Lelio’s expertise in product engineering and design for manufacture in ISO13485 regulated environments will bolster the company’s design, development and production capabilities.

Sense’s CEO Harry Lamble, commented, “I am delighted to welcome Gemma and Lelio to Sense. Their experience will greatly enhance our development capabilities and support the wider team in the successful realisation of our innovative products. Our ability to continue to attract such talent to the company is an endorsement of our technology and approach.”

About Sense: Sense Biodetection Limited is a molecular diagnostics company focused on improving healthcare decisions and processes by developing novel, user-centred tests in the fields of infections and oncology. The company is focussed on handheld tests to bring molecular diagnostics to the point-of-care, rather than complex instruments operated by trained users in central labs, which are the mainstay of the molecular diagnostics field.

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