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Epigem expands microfluidics team

Microfluidics design specialist Phil Summersgill has re-joined Epigem as Senior Project Engineer from Monday 14th of October.

Phil will be focusing largely on instrumentation and integration of different functionalities for different liquids, and new manufacturing processes. His strong design skills will be deployed to boost Epigem’s capability in its new market of medical instrumentation.

Earlier this year Phil was a finalist in the promising technologist of the year category in the annual Bionow Biomedical Awards 2013. He re-joins from Fluid System Technologies (Scotland) Ltd, having previously spent 14 years at Epigem.

He has made a substantial contribution to biomedicine as an ex-ICI apprentice with creative mechanical engineering skills. His technical know-how helped Epigem grow its microfluidics activity from a standing start. During this time he personally supported more than 100 Epigem customers and fast-tracked the development of several medical projects, He is also a named inventor of two of Epigem’s key microfluidics patents and has many other patents from different fields.

Tim Ryan, managing director of Epigem, said: “Phil is an outstanding addition to the team. He brings with him a wealth of experience and high level skills in microfluidics, which will be put to best effect in our work on healthcare instrumentation. This is a field blessed with many innovators and in Phil we have one who has delivered for our customers worldwide”

Phil Summersgill added: “This is a terrific opportunity to make a significant impact on the world of microfluidics. I am thrilled to be able to return to a company that has such opportunities now and in the future. My challenge is to make the best use of the resources Epigem and its partners have available in order to maximise both the life enhancing and commercial benefits that these technologies have to offer”..

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