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Arcinova expands as new recruits join Bioanalysis team

Polly Wight, Liam Burns and Jenny Baker have joined Arcinova as bioanalysts and will be responsible for supporting the Bioanalysis team across a range of services, including sample preparation, analysis, auditing and reporting. 

Polly Wight, from Berwick, has joined the team following graduation from Newcastle University, where she studied Pharmacology, while Liam Burns, from Ashington, holds an MSc in Applied Chemistry from Northumbria University. Jenny Baker, from Whitley Bay, meanwhile, is a graduate of the University of Hull, where she studied Marine and Freshwater Biology.

Speaking about his new role, Liam Burns said: “This represents a fantastic opportunity for me to progress my career. Arcinova has the capabilities and facilities of a large company but combines this with a really friendly, personal approach, which is very refreshing.”

Polly Wight commented: “Throughout my university career, I was interested in working in drug development and the pharmaceutical industry. It’s therefore fantastic to have a company like Arcinova here in North East England, which is helping graduates to launch their careers.”

Jenny Baker added: “My degree work leant heavily towards genetics and laboratory work so this role at Arcinova seemed liked a perfect chance to expand on my existing skills and develop further expertise. I’m delighted that I was offered the role and look forward to working with the team on a wide range of projects.”

Stuart McDougall, Bioanalysis Leader at Arcinova, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Polly, Liam and Jenny to the Arcinova team. 

“We have seen significant additional demand for our services over the last year, partly as a consequence of the increasing trend among pharma companies to outsource their bioanalytical services and by strengthening our Bioanalysis team we are able to both meet existing client demands and build a solid foundation for future growth in this area.”

Ian Shott, Managing Director of Arcinova, added: “Arcinova already benefits from having a strong core of world-class scientists with extensive industry knowledge, but we are also committed to attracting and nurturing new scientific talent – as well as a helping to retain exceptional graduates within the North East.

“We look forward to seeing Polly, Liam and Jenny grow with us as Arcinova continues its development – it’s fantastic to have them on board.”