Advance Nanotech Subsidiary Continues to Build out Research Team; Owlstone Limited Appoints Scientist Ashley Wilks to Key Research Post
Owlstone is developing miniaturized chemical detection sensors that quickly and accurately identify trace elements of toxins, contaminants and chemical warfare agents. Owlstone devices are projected to be smaller than a 'dime' at a unit cost 1,000 times less than existing commercially successful sensors. Owlstone's technology will redefine detection systems, making it cost effective to install sensors across a wide area and greatly reducing the risk of public exposure to biological, chemical or explosive threats.
“He will be a key contributor as Owlstone continues to drive development and adoption of inexpensive, highly accurate threat detection devices.”
"Dr. Wilks brings a wealth of expertise in the area of toxic industrial gas and volatile organic agent monitoring," said Paul Boyle, cofounder of Owlstone. "He will be a key contributor as Owlstone continues to drive development and adoption of inexpensive, highly accurate threat detection devices."
Prior to joining Owlstone Dr. Wilks worked in research and development for Smiths Detection, the world's leading provider of X-ray and trace detection equipment. At Smiths, he worked with a team of scientists and engineers developing and testing applications for the detection of toxic gases. Before Smiths, Dr. Wilks spent time at the UMIST Department of Instrumentation and Analytical Science teaching courses in practical analytical and instrumental techniques. Dr. Wilks also worked with APS/Berk Pharmaceuticals, where he played a principal role in the method development and routine analysis of new and modified formulations using modern instrumental and wet chemical techniques. He holds a PhD and MSc from UMIST, Manchester, and a BSc from the University of Surrey.
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