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Key Appointments to drive International Business Strategy

Oct 19 2020 Read 237 Times

Cell culture company CN BIO has appointed James Craven as Chief Commercial Officer and Dr. Brian Manning as US Head of Sales. Dr. Sarah Payne has also joined the company as Product Marketing Manager. Following the completion of a $9 million USD funding round in February, the appointments will help drive CN Bio’s sales and business strategy, with a focus on further developing its US customer base.

James joins CN Bio from Brooks Life Sciences, where he was formerly Director of Market Strategy and Commercial Delivery. He has also held senior management positions at TTP Labtech and Titian Software. As CN Bio’s CCO, he will expand the company’s visibility and drive sales of products and services.

Brian has significant business development experience across the pharma and biotech industries in the US, Europe and Asia; previously Senior Director of Business Development at InSphero, he has held key positions at Pfizer, DiscoverX, GenScript, and Cyclofluidic, where he was Vice President of Business Development in North America. He will be responsible for cultivating CN Bio’s commercial and scientific relationships and applications support on a global basis.

Sarah will oversee sales, product management and marketing to shape the company’s expanding technology portfolio in all application areas. Sarah has previously held senior marketing roles at leading life science companies, including SPT Labtech, most recently, and GE Healthcare.

James Craven, Chief Commercial Officer, CN Bio, commented: “As an established and trusted cell culture company, already working with over eight of the top 20 pharma companies globally, I’m enthusiastic to be part of CN Bio’s team, to build its strategic partnerships and ensure we continue to provide the best support to researchers. Brian, Sarah and I have significant subject matter experience, all with strong scientific backgrounds, which is essential when joining such a credible team, driven by technical expertise and depth of knowledge.”

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