The Native Antigen Company strengthens senior team to support growing product portfolio

  • Appointments of Business Development Manager and Senior Product Manager follow move to state-of-the-art new facilities at Oxford Technology Park
  • Expansion of team will support over 30 new products in the pipeline

Oxford, UK: The Native Antigen Company (part of LGC Clinical Diagnostics), one of the world’s leading suppliers of reagents that enables research into vaccines and diagnostics for emerging and endemic infectious diseases, today announced two key appointments to its management team. Richard White has joined the Company as Business Development Manager, and Pardeep Sharda as Senior Product Manager. The appointments follow the Native Antigen Company’s recent move to new state-of-the-art facilities at the Oxford Technology Park and form part of its strategy to further expand its extensive product portfolio, with over 30 new products in the pipeline.

Richard will be responsible for growing the Company’s presence in the North American market and ensuring both customers and the business are supported as the Company continues to expand. Richard brings with him over 20 years’ diverse commercial experience in multiple functions including sales, marketing, and diagnostics. His expertise includes developing and executing tactical business strategies to enhance efficiency and branding for diagnostics. As Senior Product Manager, Pardeep will focus on building and developing marketing strategies both for the Company’s existing product range and assisting in the design of innovative new products. Pardeep has extensive experience in driving marketing strategies, with his most recent roles including Senior Global Product Manager at QIAGEN, and Marketing Manager at Roche.

Strengthening the Native Antigen Company’s management team will facilitate its drive to scale-up manufacturing of infectious disease reagents, antibodies and assays as part of the Company’s transition to the brand-new facility, opened by LGC Clinical Diagnostics at the Oxford Technology Park. The 36,000 square foot facility was officially opened in October by the creators of the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, Dame Sarah Gilbert DBE and Teresa Lambe OBE, and will host the manufacturing facilities for The Native Antigen Company alongside an advanced workflow applications laboratory for LGC Biosearch Technologies.

Ish Jalal, Commercial Director, The Native Antigen Company, said: These appointments mark a major milestone for us as we continue to grow the Company both in terms of size and of our product offerings. Coupled with the news of our brand new, cutting-edge facilities opening in Oxford, the expansion of our senior team makes for a very exciting time for The Native Antigen Company.”

Richard White, Business Development Manager, The Native Antigen Company, commented: “I’m looking forward to working with the team at The Native Antigen Company, continuing on the growth trajectory that the Company has already seen over the past few years. With the Company’s recent move to new facilities, we have greatly increased our capacity, giving exciting opportunities for new business, as well as enabling us to continue to anticipate and support our existing customers needs.”

Pardeep Sharda, Senior Product Manager, The Native Antigen Company, added: “This is a fantastic time to be joining the team, as we enter the next stage of the Company’s development. With LGC’s backing, there is huge scope for further product development and expansion of our core capabilities, which I am looking forward to being a part of.”

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Pardeep Sharda, Senior Product Manager Richard White, Business Development Manager The Native Antigen Company’s newly opened facilities at the Oxford Technology Park    

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 About The Native Antigen Company

The Native Antigen Company is one of the world’s leading suppliers of reagents that enable research into vaccine development and diagnostics for emerging and endemic infectious diseases. The Native Antigen Company specialises in the development and manufacture of native and recombinant viral and bacterial antigens, antibodies and immunoassays, alongside bespoke product development and custom manufacturing using its proprietary mammalian cell expression system.

The Native Antigen Company’s team have decades of experience in the isolation and purification of native antigens and high-yield mammalian cell expression systems, ensuring conformity to native type. The Company’s high-quality reagents have been widely adopted by leading pharmaceutical, in vitro diagnostic assay manufacturers, and academic groups in cutting-edge vaccine research and serology, where correct folding and glycosylation are vital.

The Native Antigen Company prides itself on an ethical and sustainable approach, exemplified by its use of 100% renewable energy and recycled packaging wherever possible, and building honest and transparent relationships with its customers and collaborators.

Founded in 2010, The Native Antigen Company is located in Oxford (UK) and has a global network of distributors.

Follow The Native Antigen Company on Twitter @nativeantigen and LinkedIn @The Native Antigen Company

About LGC Clinical Diagnostics

LGC’s Clinical Diagnostics Division develops and manufactures a comprehensive portfolio of catalogue and custom-developed diagnostic quality solutions and component materials for the extended life sciences industry. We partner with IVD assay developers, and pharmaceutical, CRO and academic institutions in commercialization activities across the entire diagnostic pipeline – from concept and early stage research, through expedited product development and onwards into routine clinical use. Laboratorians and diagnostic professionals across disciplines of clinical chemistry, immunochemistry, serology, molecular diagnostics and clinical genomics rely on LGC’s products to support accurate and reliable diagnostic results.

Our operating entities include Technopath Clinical Diagnostics, SeraCare Life Sciences and Maine Standards Company, which are in vitro diagnostics (IVD) manufacturers of quality measurement tools (calibrators, controls, linearity, EQA/PT, biological materials). Our 400+ employees operate FDA-registered and ISO 13485-accredited facilities in Tipperary, Ireland, Maine, Massachusetts and Maryland, USA, and an ISO 9001-accredited facility in Oxford, UK. Each day, our world-class staff, scientific expertise, operational efficiency and superior quality systems are ready to support the range of advanced technologies that collectively improve patient outcomes – from the widely adopted and established through to cutting-edge NGS and precision diagnostics.

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