Epigem, a high-tech British micro-engineering company, today (11 August) announced the promotion of Phil Summersgill to Director.
Phil is responsible for building, developing and managing the company’s microfluidics capabilities, focusing largely on instrumentation and new manufacturing processes. His strong design skills have boosted Epigem’s capability in its new market of medical instrumentation.
Phil is an experienced project engineer with a creative track record in developing new products and processes and over 20 years of experience in developing and running operations for ICI Advanced Materials and Epigem.
As well as inventions for ICI in composite structures, Phil is a named inventor on Epigem’s patent portfolio of interconnection methods for modular microfluidic systems. He is also a named inventor on film based processes relating to products fabricated using wet coating, embossing and imprinting.
These microfluidics inventions are now being used in commercial products manufactured by Epigem for a wide range of clients. Phil has supported many of these projects from business idea to commercialisation.
This expertise has enable Phil to provide new solutions as customers products evolve and required new design or additional functionality.
Tim Ryan, managing director of Epigem, said: “Phil is a terrific addition to the management team. He has already brought a wealth of experience and high level skills in microfluidics, which has been put to best effect in our work on medical instrumentation.”
Phil Summersgill said: “I am thrilled to be made part of the management team of 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.”Posted in Latest News | `