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 Expert  723648

Expert in Carbohydrates, Biopolymers, Glycobiology, Biotechnology, Food, Biomedical, Gum


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Berks
United Kingdom
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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He has many years experience in the area of thickeners and hydrocolloids. His Ph.D was on the Chemistry and Enzymology of Carrageenans and other biopolymers and he worked for several years on the development of xanthan gum and other biogums of commercial importance specializing on applications and analysis.
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food additive

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agar

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alginate

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biopolymer

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carrageenan

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guar gum

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gum arabic

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xanthan gum

He was for a number of years in charge of the analytical and quality management department at Tate & Lyle. He was involved in the FDA petition for Sucralose and has a great deal of experience in the analysis of food formulations containing sugars and sweeteners. He is expert in the use of state of the art analytical tewchniques such as HPLC, HPAED chromatoraphy, GC, GC-MS, NMR Optical rotation, Rheology, IR, UV, wet methods, ICUMSA methods, etc.
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food analytical chemistry

He has a wide experience of food chemistry in his role as the manager of speciality chemicals for Tate & Lyle. This involved the chemistry of sugars, sugar syrups, hydrocolloids, high intensity sweeteners, surfactants, fats and combinations of these.
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food chemistry

He has many years experience in the area of food ingredients such as thickeners and hydrocolloids. His Ph.D was on the Chemistry and Enzymology of Carrageenans and other biopolymers and he worked for several years on the development of xanthan gum and other biogums of commercial importance specialising on applications and analysis. He was closely involved with the development of sucrose ester surfactants and other glycoside biodegradable surfactants.
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food ingredient

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diglyceride

He was for a number of years in charge of the analytical and quality management department at Tate & Lyle. He was involved in the FDA petition for Sucralose and has a great deal of experience in the analysis of food formulations containing sugars and sweeteners. He is expert in the use of state of the art analytical techniques such as HPLC, HPAED chromatoraphy, GC, GC-MS, NMR Optical rotation, Rheology, IR, UV, wet methods, ICUMSA methods. He is familiar with the development of quality management systems including the implementation of ISO9001 procedures.
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food testing laboratory

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biotechnology quality assurance

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cellulose chemistry

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cellulose chemistry

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chemical analysis

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chemical analysis

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food analysis

He spent much time while at Tate & Lyle developing the novel textural properties of xanthan gum and combinations with other hydrocolloids such as guar, starch, locust bean gum, etc. He is familiar with properties such as pseudoplasticity, thixotropy, gel texture, etc.
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food texture

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chitosan

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food gelatin

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locust bean gum

He has worked with most of the commercially available food thickeners such as starches, carrageenans, alginates, galactomannans, pectins, exudate gums, microbial gums, seed gums and cellulose based polymers.
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food thickener

He has worked with most of the commercially available food thickeners such as starches, carrageenans, alginates, galactomannans, pectins, exudate gums, microbial gums, seed gums and cellulose based polymers.
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gum

He has worked with sucrose and other humectants such as sorbitol, mannitol, glucose and glucose syrups, starch syrups.
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humectant

He has many years experience in the area of hydrocolloids. His Ph.D was on the Chemistry and Enzymology of Carrageenans and other biopolymers and he worked for several years on the development of xanthan gum and other biogums of commercial importance specialising on applications and analysis. At Dextra he has worked closely with a number of food companies on the development of new applications for hydrocolloids.
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hydrocolloid

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carbohydrate

He has worked on the development of biofuels such as ethanol from both cellulose and starch. He has surveyed the various technologies for converting cellulose to fermentable feedstocks by both enzymatic and chemical/physical processes. He has worked on the development of new ways to preserve silage by the fermentation of lactobacilli.

He has looked at ways of extracting bioactive substances from plant materials as novel sources of drugs.

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industrial biotechnology

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agricultural biotechnology

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biotechnology assessment

At Tate & Lyle, he was the manager of the product development team for xanthan gum and other novel biopolymers such as microbial alginate. He developed a process for the manufacture of silage additives from molasses. He identified and developed speciality chemicals from sugars including glycoside surfactants, urethane polyols, plastics intermediates and humectants.
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industrial chemical

As marketing Director for Dextra Laboratories, he has spent a great deal of time developing internet marketing solutions for the company. He designed a number of websites with innovative features such as on-line ordering, on-line recruitment systems, news sections, interesting data archives for research scientists, an on-line catalogue for the company, sections for custom synthesis and contract analysis. He also promoted these websites via Google Adwords, Overture, web links, keywords, metatags and page descriptions.
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Internet

He has worked on sucralose, aspartame, acesulpham, saccharin, talin, and serendipity berry at various times in conjunction with food formulations.
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nonnutritive sweetener

His chemistry training was in pure organic chemistry and this has been central to his activities in the food and pharmaceutical industries. The principles of organic chemistry have been applied to his work on the development, analysis and application of ingredients, sweeteners chemicals, humectants and hydrocolloids.
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organic chemistry

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carbohydrate chemistry

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natural product chemistry


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Often requested
with this expert:

Carbohydrate Chemistry: Starches and Gums
Carrageenans, Alginates, Pectins, MCC, Konjac, Gums and...
Food Technology, Nutraceuticals, and Cereal Grain Processing
Hydrocolloids, Food Product R&D

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1966   BS   Pure chemistry   Edinburgh University   Upper second class
1969   PhD   Pure Chemistry   Edinburgh University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2007 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

CEO

 

He started Expert's Firm in October 2007 after retiring from Dextra Laboratories which he sold to The Summit Corporation in March 2007

1989 to 2007

 

Dextra Laboratories Ltd

 

CEO

 

He was responsible for the general running of the company, sales and marketing, science, main board director.

1969 to 1989

 

Tate & Lyle Group R&D

 

Senior Research Manager

 

He was a senior research manager responsible for a number of major projects-biopolymer development, speciality chemical development, quality management, analytical services.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry (FRCS., C Chem) Member, American Chemical Society Member, Biochemical Society Member, Society of Chemistry & Industry Board Member, VCG LLP

Licenses/Certifications

Certified Analyst Royal Society of Chemistry. Chartered Chemist (C Chem)

Professional Appointments

Expert Evaluator for European Commision Grant Applications (Frameworks IV, V, VI, VII)


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has 26 publications, 6 patents and a Chapter on Industrial Biopolymers in 'Industrial Microbiology'

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Glycomed Ltd  
 - Carbohydrate Research  
 - Transplant Proc  
 - International Journal of Biological Macromolecules  
 - Journal of the Chemical Society  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He provided R&D services to an Australian Company to develop a novel glycoalkaloid for the treatment of basal cell carcinma. This involved new process development, ICH stability trials, trial manufacturing, clinical trials. He is the inventor on a number of patents for this product.
  • He advised a patent agent on a complex challenge involving infringment of patents covering the composition of baby food formulations.
  • He advised and provided analytical services to a major US corporation who were developing novel low calorie carbohydrates.
  • He produced a report for the UK Science Research Councils into the state of carbohydrate research in the UK and made recommendations for future research funding.
  • He developed a pilot manufacturing process for a novel food ingredient for a large UK food company.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on food additive development.
  • Expert for consulting on Optimization of SR Carrageenan processing and blends for different application.
  • Xanthan gum expert for consulting on Xanthan gum precipitation.
  • Food quality expert for consulting on food quality and product improvement.
  • Expert in alginate to assist with understanding the compounds and uses.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He has worked with a number of European patent agents on both writing specifications for inventions in the food and biotech fields. He has also been engaged by a number of patent agents as an expert in cases of challenges and litigation to patents and patent applications.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Dietary expert witness for consulting on chitosin efficacy and study interpretation.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Market Research:
He has brought a number of products and services to the market including the development of an analytical and catalogue business and a number of potential drug candidates. He has been instrumental in the design and implementation of various websites dealing with high tech products for the food and pharmaceutical industries.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

He has delivered a number of training courses on the analysis of biomedical carbohydrates such as glycoproteins, oligosaccharides and polysaccharides.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has a large portfolio of contacts and experience sourcing and locating all classes of carbohydrates, sugars, polysaccharides, biopolymers, glycosaminoglycans, oligosaccharides and glycoconjugates for the food, biotech and pharmaceutical industries.

Other Skills and Services

Catalogue design, website design, marketing strategies, presentations etc.


 

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