Dr Simon Douglas



- Over 30 years of experience in the Biotech sector

- Experienced Chairman / CEO of several VC backed Companies

- Exited two through trade sale

- Public Company experience as CEO



                                                    Christopher Harris

Medical Advisor

Chris Harris qualified as a healthcare professional in 1980 and practiced for ten years including operating department specialisation before a commercial career spanning 27 years in the medical technology sector.


An advocate of health technology innovation, specifically in relation to start-up and early stage businesses in life science. Chris was contracted to provide commercial direction to a Department of Health, Pilot National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Healthcare Technology Co-operative Programme (2007 – 2012). He supports a number of companies working in research and development of medical devices, products, services and diagnostics and collaborates with a number of NHS organisations specifically in heath and social care innovation.
A Fellow of the Institute of Directors (FIoD) and former NHS Foundation Trust Governor, currently Interim Chairman and co-founder of the Ethos Health Ltd.  He is a member of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Peer Review Collage and has sat on the Design Council Expert Reference Group and Nursing Times Awards judging panel for a number of years.

Allen Pearson

Chief Designer


Allen Pearson is the Owner and CEO of Origin Product Design which is a multidisciplinary design consultancy, formed in 1995, specializing in the development of medical and pharmaceutical devices

Moved into medical device development with a large product development consultancy

Graduated in Engineering Product Design at London’s South Bank

Origin has worked extensively in the Medical Devices and Diagnostics markets.  Projects range from developing complete Intravenous drug delivery infusion pumps, reconstituting lyophilized drugs, controlling fluid paths, delivering sprays and droplets. Fluid path projects have included infusion set design, needle safe IP, headset insertion devices and work with auto injectors.

Origin has also been working closely with GlaxoSmithKline; the world's leading research based pharmaceutical and healthcare company, since 1995. Origin have developed technologies and mechanisms for novel delivery devices and as a result have been instrumental in generating new IPR to protect, extend and develop new market opportunities.

Susan Hartjes Holman

Regulatory Consultant


Susan Holman is the Principal Consultant at Holman and Associates, Eden Prairie, MN. USA.  This is a Consulting Firm Specializing in Domestic and International Regulatory and Clinical Affairs, and Strategic Operational Development for Entrepreneurs and Start-up Medical Device Companies.

Providing professional services in the areas of operations, pre-clinical, regulatory and clinical affairs, quality assurance, strategic planning, due diligence and technology assessment.

Identifying FDA and CE medical device compliance requirements

Providing assessment of technology feasibility and regulatory compliance

Preparing business plans for early stage fundraising

Amber Mitchell DrPH, MPH, CPH

International Clinical Advisor


Amber Mitchell is the President / Executive Director of the International Safety Center, Apopka, Florida USA. The International Safety Center (“the Center”) is dedicated to research, surveillance, and outreach to inform data-driven interventions, controls, and programs to protect workers who provide care for others. 

The Center is the global leader for occupational research to advocate for a safer healthcare workplace. The original International Healthcare Worker Safety Center leads the world by conducting epidemiological research on sharps injuries and blood exposures and advocating for a safer workplace since 1994.

The Center identifies injuries and illnesses that can be prevented with the use of safer medical devices, engineering controls, personal protective equipment, and other innovations in protection; promulgates and promotes successful prevention measures; targets high-risk procedures for intervention; and prepares reports, training and consultation.