CURRICULUM VITAE
                               MICHAEL JOHN CHARD
Address           1 Embleton Drive, Chester-le-Street, County Durham, DH2 3JS


Home Tel. No.     0191 389 2246                                      Mobile Tel No.         07986 329121


          Thirty years plus experience in hands on practical science
          Ability to think on my feet and adsorb new techniques quickly
          Self-starter and able to direct any team's efforts into achieving targets under extreme
          Exceptional organisational skills and a positive attitude
          Innovative
          Flexible, adaptable with an ability to resolve problems
          Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional matrix teams
          Willingness, patience and ability to train others
          Project management, resource and business development skills
          Working knowledge of Quality Systems, GLP, GMP
          Understanding of the requirements for BS EN ISO 13485 2003, 21 CFR 820.30, FDA registration
           (510k) and CE marking of products
          Familiar with Design Control, preparation of SOPs, Batch records and report writing
          Trained in the use of IT and computer software
          Experience within new product development/R&D environment
          Breadth and depth of experience of cutting edge technologies is overwhelming
          Long-term aim is to have a real input and be able to influence a company's current and long
           term strategy
          Health & Safety training and hands on experience


2004              Integra Training & Consulting
                  NEBOSH National General Certificate: Credit attained

1985              North East London Polytechnic (NELP):
                  MSc in Biochemical Immunology.

1978 - 1981       North East London Polytechnic (NELP):
                  BSc Honours Degree (II ii) in Applied Biology specialising in Biochemistry and
                  Three-year part-time course.

1976 - 1978       North East Surrey College of Technology (NESCOT):
                  HNC in Applied Biology specialising in Biochemistry and
                  Two-year part-time course.

1969 - 1976       Carshalton High School for Boys
                  Deputy Head Boy in my last year
                  3 GCE 'A' Levels; Pure Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology
                  7 GCE 'O' Levels; English, Maths, Physics, Additional Maths, Chemistry, Biology and German

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04/07 – Present   Technical Manager/Head of Technical Production
                  UNIPATH LTD A DIVISION OF IMI, Priory Business Park, Bedford, MK44 3UP
                 As Technical Manager
                  o   Run a team of eight scientists
                  o   Responsible for introduction of product improvements, chemistry and process
                  o   Product support for current products
                  o   Introduction of new products, the transfer from Swiss Precision Diagnostics
                      (collaboration between IMI and Proctor & Gamble)
                  o   Currently in transfer “Conception Guide” a digital lateral flow pregnancy test
                  o   Management of Year in Industry Student
                 As Head of Technical Production
                  o   Responsible for routine production of lateral flow raw materials
                  o   Responsible for department of 50 people working two shifts
                  o   Budget responsibilities
                  o   Required to reduce waste and costs
                 Corporate, IMI, Activities
                  o   Identify new materials suitable for lateral flow. Determine potential new
                  o   Undertake collaboration with external companies
                  o   Patent and research paper
                 China Transfer
                  o   Visits to IMI subsidiary ABON to assist with technical transfer of Unipath
                      professional range
                  o   Provide technical, quality and regulatory input and guidance

09/06 – 03/07     Head of Assay Development
                  SELECTIVE ANTIBODIES LTD, CELS at Newcastle Incubator, Newcastle upon Tyne
                 Start-up company with particular patented technology
                  o    Conjugation of marker at an antibody binding site
                  o    Binding of small molecule – hapten
                  o    Capping of free antibody binding sites or displacement of a blocker from these
                       sites by hapten
                  o    Result is signal in presence of hapten, which increases with hapten
                 Markets include drugs of abuse and environmental tests - bioterrorism
                 Responsible for introduction of commercial systems into purely academic group
                 Specifically responsible for optimisation for near patient tests by lateral flow, doctors
                  office tests

12/02 – 08/06     Head of Assay Development
                  IMMUNODIAGNOSTICS SYSTEMS LTD, Boldon, Tyne and Wear
                 Manage a team of eight scientists/technicians responsible for new product
                  development and introduction
                 Markets include bone, growth and endocrinology
                 Health & Safety officer
                 Project planning
                 Maintenance of Design Control within the ISO system
                 R&D budget and resource maintenance
                 Lead on contract R&D program with Axis-Shield, developing chemiluminescent assay
                  for the measurement of 25OH Vitamin D on the Abbott AxSym
                 Following acquisition of SBA a Finnish company based in Oulu, R&D
                 Project manager for numerous external collaborations – e.g, with Professor Phil
                  Lowry, developing new marker for pre-eclampsia, Reading University spin-out
                  company PeriNatal Diagnostics; Professor Simon Robbins, Pyrronostics, spin-out
                  company from Rowett Institute, development of pyrrole assays; University of
                  Liverpool spin-out company PalindromX
                 Development of a diagnostic test for MRSA using patented technology, Signal
                  Mediated Amplification of RNA Technology (SMART)

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10/99 – 11/02   Head of Research & Development
                BIO-DIAGNOSTICS LTD., Upton Industrial Estate, Upton-upon-Severn
               Part of the Senior Management Team, reporting to the Managing Director
               Contributed to company strategy and business development
               Performed R&D budget and resource monitoring
               Managed a team of four scientists developing medical diagnostic tests
               Test development was based on ELISA and IFA and was aimed at replacing OEM kits
                with in-house developed and manufactured tests
               Work included the development of tests using the company’s own patented
                technology, a flow through card system called QuickCard
               Joint responsibility with the Managing Director for the development of laboratory-
                based automation
                o     Working with third parties we developed a machine capable of running ELISAs
                      and immunofluorescent assays
               Responsible for introduction of chromatographic methods to isolate specific antigens
                from a variety of sources
               Managed contract R&D projects for third parties. It was my task to find such clients,
                mange the projects and liase with the clients in what ever way was required and at
                whatever level
               Completed an Application for an EU CRAFT Award on the back of an earlier
                successful EU Exploratory Brief, within Framework V, for the development of a
                diagnostic test for malaria.

05/98 – 09/99   Senior Research & Development Scientist
                POLYBASE TECHNOLOGIES LTD., Bersham, Wrexham
               The research programme at Polybase Technologies Ltd. was highly diverse generating
                a variety of formats for medical diagnostic tests
               Managed a team of five scientists on a day-to-day basis
               Sole responsibility for research and development planning and execution of
               Management with other European partners, of a particular project funded by means
                of a European “BRIGHT” Award
               Application for a “SMART” Award
               Contract R&D for a Swiss company developing a range of tests for their own
                technology base
                o     Tests developed included those for Diphtheria, Toxoplasmosis, Leishmaniasis,
                      Malaria, Syphilis, Hepatitis, Herpes, AIDS, and Cytomegalovirus

06/95 – 05/98   Senior Research Scientist
                CORTECS DIAGNOSTICS LTD., Newtech Square, Deeside, Flintshire
               Solely responsible for the introduction of lateral flow or chromatographic strip
               Joint responsibility with the R&D Director for the development, production and
                launch of a new test format, the design and mechanics of which Cortecs has
                patented, and for which I am cited as co-author
               Managed a team of six people
               Responsibility for the development, validation and eventual manufacture of
                numerous "One-Step" tests
               Strategic business leader for a number of projects
               The lateral flow system was linked to quantitative measurement using a hand held
                highly sophisticated monitor. I was involved with this unit’s concept, design and
                worked on the necessary algorithms to carry it forward

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04/93 – 06/95   R&D / Process Development Manager
                CAMBRIDGE LIFE SCIENCES, Angel Drove, Ely, Cambs
               Responsible for a team, undertaking Research and Development of novel
                immunodiagnostic tests
               Work included product, process and equipment validation following transfer from
               Ensuring product already on the market was fully claim supported
               Joint responsibility with the Quality Assurance Manager, for collation of information
                for filing of 510(K) submissions
               A major part of my work was involved with automation on two fronts
                o       An automated ELISA process machine
                o       A machine capable of running automated chemiluminescent assays

11/89 – 04/93   Project Team Leader
                UNIPATH LIMITED, Norse Road, Bedford
               Responsible for managing a team the development of rapid immunoassays for the
                pregnancy, fertility and contraceptive areas
               Development of novel immunoassays, their transfer from R&D to Manufacturing and
                Technical Support within Manufacturing
               Development of new processes used in the manufacture of any of the company's
                diagnostic tests
               Writing and implementation of documentation (SOPs and Batch Records) to be used
                in manufacture. This required an understanding of COSHH, the writing of hazard
                assessments and close liaison with the Quality Assurance Department
               Sole responsibility for the planning of work for my own projects
               Management, motivation, training and career development of four staff
               Training of technical and non-technical staff in other departments during product
               Liaison with other departments on matters concerning the development, formatting
                and manufacture of rapid immunoassays

04/89 – 11/89   Production Controller
                IMMUNODIAGNOSTICS SYSTEMS LTD, Washington, Tyne and Wear
               Managed a team responsible for the production of immunoassay reagents
               Jointly responsible with the Production Manager in ensuring the availability of all-
                necessary materials and equipment for manufacture
               My sole responsibilities included:
                o     The iodination of numerous analytes for use within the company's own kits
                      and iodination of various analytes as supplied by customers
                o     Ensuring there was proper and adequate documentation of all procedures; this
                      included the writing of new production batch records and standard operating
                      procedures as required
                o     Satisfactory training and development of staff directly controlled by me

11/87 – 03/89   Qualitative Assay Team Leader
                UNIPATH LIMITED, Norse Road, Bedford
               Managed a development team within Research and Development in the Rapid Assay
                Technology area
               My team was responsible for the development and transfer to Manufacturing of rapid
                assay tests for the pregnancy, fertility and contraceptive market, i.e. Clearblue One
                Step, Clear Plan, Clearview HCG etc.

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01/82 – 11/87     Research Assistant
                  UNILVER RESEARCH LTD, Colworth House, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire
                 Managed a team which developed an in-feed vaccine for the prevention of coccidiosis
                  of poultry
                 Solely responsible for the maintenance of parasite stocks, ordering and maintenance
                  of parasite free experimental animals, the allocation of equipment and
                  accommodation for experiments, recording experimental data and drafting of internal
                 I was required to present my findings to company employees and outside companies
                 In-feed vaccine project was successfully completed
                 Developed a non-isotopic immunoassay to determine the level of the hormone
                  progesterone in human sera and bovine milk

10/76 – 12/81     Assistant Scientific Officer
                  MAFF, Central Veterinary Laboratory, Weybridge, Surrey
                 Assisted with research into coccidiosis of various domestic animals
                 Epidemiology studies of coccidiosis in sheep and their lambs
                 Chemotherapy of avian species and taxonomic studies
                 I was also responsible for the identification of parasites in samples received from
                  Veterinary Investigation Centres
                 Fully trained in all the basic laboratory skills


Date of Birth    21st January 1958                                     Nationality       British
Marital Status   Married (2 dependants – Daughter (20) and Son (16))   Driving Licence      Full


I am a keen DIY enthusiast and enjoy decorating, gardening and car mechanics. My passion is
computers and computing. My family and I enjoy walking, cycling and visiting various parts of the


                 Available on request

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