Following the acquisition of Novocastra Laboratories Ltd by Vision BioSystems Ltd, Colin joined the commercial team expanding the sales of monoclonal antibodies and the Bond automated IHC/ISH platform throughout the UK, Europe and USA. As a consequence Colin developed a wide network of pathologists and researchers in many of the top hospitals and institutes enabling him to develop a Key Opinion Leader program and company publication reAGENTS.
After the acquisition of Vision Biosystems Ltd by the Danaher corporation Colin created the Innovation department at the Newcastle Leica Biosystems facility. The department was responsible for the qualification of projects from a clinical and commercial perspective prior to any R&D work. Over this period there was the development of class I and class III devices and wider collaborations with academics, clinicians and other companies within the biotech industry. Colin was instrumental in developing an Ideation process that worked for an IVD development work stream within the Danaher Business Systems Accelerated Development Process (APD).
As well as being a member of the Pathology Society of Great Britain and Ireland, Colin has previously been an assessor for UKNEQAS. Additionally, since 2010 Colin has been a Consultant and Guest Lecturer for the University of Newcastle upon Tyne at the Graduate School, Faculty of Medicine.
Head of Innovation, Leica Microsystems (acquired Vision Biosystems), Newcastle.
Market Development Manager, Vision Biosystems, Newcastle.
Corporate Accounts Manager - Europe, Vision Biosystems, Newcastle.
Technical Specialist, Vision Biosystems (acquired Novocastra), Newcastle.
Research Associate, Novocastra Laboratories Ltd, Newcastle
• Phospho-STAT5 and phospho-Akt expression in chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms. Grimwade LF, Happerfield L, Tristram C, McIntosh G, Rees M, Bench AJ, Boyd EM, Hall M, Quinn A, Piggott N, Scorer P, Scott MA, Erber WN. Br J Haematol. 2009 Nov;147(4):495-506.
• Experimental validation of peptide immunohistochemistry controls. Bogen SA, Vani K, McGraw B, Federico V, Habib I, Zeheb R, Luther E, Tristram C, Sompuram SR. Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol. 2009 May;17(3):239-46.
• The mouse tumor cell lines EL4 and RMA display mosaic expression of NK-related and certain other surface molecules and appear to have a common origin. Gays F, Unnikrishnan M, Shrestha S, Fraser KP, Brown AR, Tristram CM, Chrzanowska-Lightowlers ZM, Brooks CG. J Immunol. 2000 May 15;164(10):5094-102.