Metrion Biosciences appoints CCO and Head of Global Business Development

Nick Foster has held positions at Charles River Laboratories, Optibrium Limited and WuXi AppTec

Metrion Biosciences Limited, a specialist ion channel contract research and drug discovery company, has announced the appointment of Nick Foster as CCO and Head of Global Business Development, to support the broadening of the company’s international customer base and facilitate entry into additional territories. The appointment follows the recently announced £2.7m equity investment led by Gresham House Ventures and forms part of the company’s growth strategy for 2021 and 2022, focusing on the USA, EU and Japan.

Foster has a technical background in protein engineering and drug metabolism studies, as well as global business development and marketing expertise, and an understanding of the early drug discovery and safety profiling process and the importance of customer relationships. Following his early career as a laboratory scientist, he moved into business development, holding positions as Associate Director, Business Development Europe for Charles River Laboratories, Head of Commercial Operations at Optibrium Limited, and Director, Business Development for WuXi AppTec.

Dr Andrew Southan, CEO of Metrion Biosciences, said: “I am very pleased to welcome Nick to Metrion’s senior management team. His background and experience will be crucial to the next phase of Metrion’s growth and I look forward to working with him to achieve our corporate objectives.”

Nick Foster CCO, Metrion BIosciences, commented: “I am delighted to be joining Metrion at this exciting time of expansion for the company. Metrion has established itself as a global leader in ion channel drug discovery and I look forward to working with the team to support these services, engage with our collaborators and develop new opportunities to further expand our global partnerships.”

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