Domainex opens for business in Boston and San Diego

New business development team will support clients across the US

Cambridge, UK, 19 July 2018 / Domainex Ltd, Europe’s fastest growing drug discovery service company, is pleased to announce its expansion to 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. Michael 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. Josephine trained as a biologist and has more than 17 years’ experience of selling specialist tools and technologies to the pharma and biotech markets, including 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.

Domainex Chief Operating Officer, Tom Mander, commented, “We’re delighted to have attracted   Michael and Josephine, with their successful track records, to join Domainex and to announce the opening of our first overseas offices. 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.”

Trevor Perrior, Chief Scientific Officer 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.”

For more information contact:

Domainex
Dr Tom Mander
T: +44 (0)7584 578024
E: tom.mander@domainex.co.uk

Media Relations – Sciad Communications
Deborah Cockerill / Emma Pickup / Juliette Craggs
T: +44(0)20 7470 8801
E: domainex@sciad.com

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About Domainex

Established in 2001 as a spin-out from University College London, Birkbeck College, and the Institute of Cancer Research, Domainex Ltd. is a Cambridge-based, privately-owned company that provides integrated medicines research services to global pharmaceutical, biotechnology and academic partners. Its services cover a wide span of the drug research value chain, from disease target selection to pre-clinical candidate nomination. Domainex's services include recombinant protein expression and use of its proprietary technology platform, Combinatorial Domain Hunting to identify soluble protein fragments for structural biology and assay development. Hit finding activities encompass assay development and screening utilising its BioassayBuilderFragmentBuilder and LeadBuilder platforms. The core of the service offering is undertaking multi-parameter medicinal chemistry optimisation of hits and leads with its ‘every compound counts’ approach, which can save up to 30% on the average industry time from target to candidate. 

Photo (left to right): Tom Mander, Josephine Crespo, Michael Nyman