Meet The Executive & Operations Team


Dr. Antoine Espinet

Founder & CEO

  • 3 years of experience in cell therapy start up

  • 4.5 years at McKinsey & Company as Engagement manager, with experience in manufacturing, sourcing and strategy

  • PhD, Environmental Eng, Cornell University

  • Diplôme d’ingénieur, Ecole Centrale Paris


Dr. Cesare  Cejas

Founder & Vice President  of Microfluidics

  • Background in soft matter physics and hydrodynamics

  • UKRI Future Leaders Fellow

  • 6 years experience in microfluidics and microfabrication at Ecole Superieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielle (ESPCI Paris)

  • Post-doc with Sanofi (Pharmaceutical Sciences - Early Dev't.)

  • PhD in Materials Physics and Chemistry at Sorbonne University


Prof. Toby King

Chairman & interim COO

  • 25 years of experience in technology development, particularly in small organisations working in highly regulated environments, with several CTO/COO/CEO/Chairman roles

  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering applied to medical devices from Cambridge University


James Davies 

Vice President of
Product Engineering

  • 20 years of experience in design engineering in a range of sectors including medical and pharma, consumer goods and the automotive sector.

  • Chartered mechanical engineer with experience of designing products and ability to find inventive solutions to complex design problem


Cassie Primett

People & Operations Manager

  • 3 years experience as a professional operations manager.

  • 8 years within retail and events management


Dr. James Kusena

Vice President of Bioprocessing & Applications

  • Experience and PhD in human pluripotent stem cell culture and differentiation from Loughborough University

  • 6 years experience in cell therapy process development and manufacturing optimisation

  • Background in Medicinal Chemistry, International Business and Health economics

Meet The Microfluidics Team


Dr. Antonio De Grazia

Microfluidics Engineer

  • 6 years of experience in microfluidics across different countries and continents

  • Experience with design, fabrication and validation of microfluidic devices with biological applications ranging from imaging, to chemical analysis of microorganisms for regenerative medicine and microbiology


Dr. Sreedhar Mareddy

Microfluidics Technician

  • Physicist with experience in MEMS fabrication, process development and thin film technology

Meet The Bioprocessing Team


Nicholas Akosa

Bioprocessing Scientist

  • 3 years experience processing and analysing human cell populations for pharmacodynamic endpoints

  • 2 years experience manufacturing

  • CAR-T cells, including all stages of manufacturing - from starting cells to finished drug product for cancer immunotherapy trials

  • Background in Biomedical Science


Swetha Loganathan

Bioprocessing Scientist

  • Experienced in Bioprocessing and molecular techniques

  • Previously employed as Associate biomedical scientist at Synlab UK

  • MSc in Molecular biotechnology

  • B.Tech in Biotechnology


Dr. Debra Carter

Senior Bioprocessing  Technician

  • PhD at the University of Bristol in inflammation and healing in the human retina

  • Experience with progenitor cells, cell differentiation, primary cell lines and cell analysis techniques including FACS analysis

  • 2 years experience with molecular biology and gene manipulation in yeast cells. MSc Immunology

  • BSc (hons) Biology

Meet The Academic Team


William Edwards

PhD Researcher  (in collaboration with King's College London)

  • Background in Biochemistry and Translational Biomedical Research from Cambridge University 

  • Recipient of King's College iCASE Studentship (Industrial Collaborative Awards in Science and Engineering)

Meet The Advisory Team

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Dr. Jim Mills

Bioprocessing Expert

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Prof. Mark Carver 

Cell & Gene Therapy Expert


Dr. Katy Spink

Cell & Gene Therapy Expert