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Parker domnick hunter strengthens its team with new Product Manager


12th August 2016

International bioprocessing solutions provider Parker domnick hunter has reinforced its commitment to global growth with the appointment of a new Product Manager.

Graeme Proctor, who hails from Newcastle, UK, has joined Parker domnick hunter to further develop its presence in the global single-use systems market.

Parker domnick hunter, which has lead operations in Birtley, UK and Oxnard, California, USA, is part of the Parker Hannifin Corporation, the world’s leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems. Parker domnick hunter designs, supplies and delivers whole systems for both upstream and downstream biopharmaceutical manufacturing, serving clients all over the world.

Parker domnick hunter specializes in the development of custom automated processes, incorporating sensor and control technologies, filtration products and single-use consumables. These single-use solutions help to standardize operations, identify, monitor and control bioprocess variation and ensure product quality and consistency when upscaling from development to manufacturing scale.

The appointment follows Parker domnick hunter’s announcement last month that it is to start manufacturing specialist single-use manifolds from its site in Birtley – the first time it has done this in the UK.

Graeme holds a degree in Biomedical Science from the University of Sunderland and has vast experience in R&D, project management and process engineering, having spent more than two decades in the life sciences and biotechnology sectors.

On graduation, he worked in antibody production for Helena Biosciences Ltd, which was followed by a research post at Newcastle University’s School of Microbiology, where he worked on a live Typhoid vaccine.

He then spent 13 years at Merck Millipore (UK) Ltd as a Senior Scientist in the R&D division and then as chromatography Project Manager, before taking up a dual Applications/Process Engineer and Project Manager role.
Graeme’s experience includes development of chromatography media, commercialization and launch of disposable products for use in scale-up and technical consultancy for manufacturing.

Commenting on his appointment, Graeme Proctor said: “I’ve been familiar with Parker domnick hunter’s work for a number of years and this role provided the opportunity to join a forward-thinking company at the forefront of bioprocessing technology. I’m passionate about being part of an industry that is developing solutions for medical treatment – and Parker domnick hunter’s single-use systems play a major part in helping biopharmaceutical manufacturers to bring their products to market.

“I’m looking forward to helping the division to drive growth in the single-use market and to bring my range of skills to bear in this new role.”

Guy Matthews, market development manager at Parker domnick hunter, added: “Graeme has vast expertise in disposable technology and a unique blend of experience across a number of disciplines, plus a comprehensive understanding of the bioprocessing industry landscape – we are therefore delighted to have him on board as our new Product Manager.
“This appointment forms an important part of our long term growth strategy and commitment to single-use systems development.”

Parker domnick hunter’s single-use solutions include the SciLog® systems range, which offers: the SciFlex Filter and Dispense System, a single-use, final bulk filtration and dispensing system that can be configured for manual, semi-, or fully-automated operation; the SciFlex TFF, a configurable semi-automated, single-use bioprocessing system for tangential flow filtration; the SciFlex NFF, a configurable semi-automated, single-use bioprocessing system for normal flow filtration; and the SciPure fully-automated GMP-ready system.

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