Dr Antony Smith is Head of Assay Development and Diagnostic Operations at LifeArc’s ISO13485 certified facilities in Edinburgh where he leads the group which helps develop and deploy diagnostic tests.

After receiving his PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Strathclyde, followed by post-doctoral research, he went on to work in a number of senior R&D roles within the global medical device industry where he led teams that developed products that are used by patients and health care providers globally, and then joined LifeArc in 2020.

In addition to teams of scientists, the diagnostics group led by Antony includes both the quality and clinical functions. The team is also connected with the wider science and data science teams in LifeArc. The diagnostics group has internal capability to take early-stage ideas from concept through to a full design and development pathway to be ready for commercialisation and patient benefit.


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