Press Release: Leaf Expression Systems Appoints Richard Hart as Business Development Director 


21st January 2019

Press Release: Leaf Expression Systems Appoints Richard Hart as Business Development Director 

Norwich, UK: Leaf Expression Systems, a contract biopharmaceutical development business rapidly emerging as the leader in the exciting new area of plant-based expression of proteins, metabolites and complex natural products, announced today that Richard Hart has joined the company as Business Development Director. With over thirty years of experience in the biopharma sector, Richard will play a major role in ensuring Leaf realises the full value of its game-changing plant transient expression technology, Hypertrans®, through establishing commercial collaborations in key markets and own pipeline development.

Richard has particularly strong knowledge of the biologics field, ranging from his most recent position as Global Business Development Director at Stelis Biopharma, through similar senior management roles at Syngene, Stratophase, Baxter Healthcare, Fujifilm Diosynth Biologics and CMC Biologics.

Leaf Expression Systems CEO, Simon Saxby, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Richard to the Leaf Expression Systems team at such an important time in the growth of the business. I have worked with him in the past and am certain that his skillset and experience will be invaluable as we aim to establish Leaf Expression Systems as a partner of choice by adding real value to the research and development programmes of our clients across the globe.”

Richard Hart added: “Having been heavily involved in the biologics sector throughout my career, I immediately saw the potential of Leaf. By providing an innovative way of rapidly and cost effectively producing proteins, vaccines and complex biomolecules, their Hypertrans® technology offers a much-needed solution to the significant financial pressures currently being experienced by the global life sciences industry. The new multimillion facility provides a strong base to deliver the company’s vision and I look forward to working with the excellent team here.”


For further information, contact:
Farhan Mitha, Marketing & Communications Officer.
T: 01603 859 298

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About Leaf Expression Systems
Leaf Expression Systems is a new contract development business specialising in the plant-based expression and production of proteins, metabolites and complex natural products for research and biomedical applications using a proprietary, transient expression technology, Hypertrans®.

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