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Geoff Hale, Ph.D.

Director at Absolute Antibody Ltd

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Geoff trained as a biochemist at Cambridge. In 1980 he joined Herman Waldmann to research therapeutic antibodies. From this came the first humanised antibody, Campath, a powerful immunosuppressant and treatment for CLL and multiple sclerosis. In 1995, Herman and Geoff moved to Oxford and set up a centre to manufacture monoclonal antibodies. The Therapeutic Antibody Centre supplied more than 25 new antibodies for clinical trials in over 5000 patients worldwide.  In 2002 Geoff founded BioAnaLab, a service laboratory specialising in the analysis of biologics. In 2009 the company was acquired by Millipore and Geoff served as Chief Scientist until 2011. Now he works as a freelance scientist, consultant and company director, with interests in the development of antibodies and antigens for research, diagnosis and therapy.

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