Quotient Sciences Acquires Arcinova

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New appointments strengthen our Drug Product team

We have expanded our Drug Product department with the appointment of Amy Harrison-Potts, Kate Wilson, Louise Armstrong and Alex Jones.


The new scientists have been recruited to support the continued expansion of our Drug Product department as international demand for its services grows. 

Amy Harrison, from Sunderland, who graduated from Newcastle University with a degree in Pharmacology in 2016, has joined the team as a Manufacturing Scientist. Her role includes dispensing APIs, drug products and excipients as well as manufacturing packaging for clinical products. 

Northumberland-born and a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Kate Wilson has joined Arcinova as an Analytical Scientist, where she will be developing, validating and applying analytical methodologies during quality control and stability evaluation of a range of materials. She completed an integrated master’s degree combining both undergraduate and postgraduate study in Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry at Newcastle University in 2017. 

Alex Jones, from Gateshead, is a recent graduate from Sunderland University, where he studied Biopharmaceutical Science. He has also joined the team as an Analytical Scientist and his work includes the development, validation and application of analytical methodologies. 

Louise Armstrong, from Widdrington, has taken up the role of a Manufacturing Technician. Louise graduated from Tyneside Metropolitan College, where she obtained a diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences. As part of her role she supports on the dispensing, manufacture and packaging of clinical products in accordance with GMP requirements.

Commenting on her appointment, Amy Harrison said: “After finishing my degree, I was very keen to enter the pharmaceutical industry.  This role at Arcinova has given me the opportunity to develop my career and enhance my capabilities at a growing North East-based company with a truly global presence.”

Kate Wilson said: “I was attracted to the great variety of work offered by this position at Arcinova – there is the chance to work across numerous projects and it’s an exciting prospect.”

Alex Jones added: “I was very enthusiastic about joining Arcinova, the company is in an exciting growth phase which I wanted to be a part of. I felt that there was an opportunity for me to work with world class scientists and play a role in the development of the CMC department.”    

Louise Armstrong said: “It’s fantastic that there is a company such as Arcinova in North East England, which is providing an opportunity for young scientists to further their careers and work in a welcoming, vibrant environment.”

Ian Shott, executive chairman and managing director of Arcinova, said: “As demand for our drug product services grows, we’re proud to be welcoming talented scientists such as Louise, Kate, Amy and Alex to the team. They have a real passion for their work and are keen to grow with the business as we progress and serve an ever wider segment of the global pharmaceutical and biotech communities. I’m looking forward to seeing them support our Drug Product department and develop their skills here as part of a thriving community of scientists at our Alnwick site.”


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