Dr Colin Brown - Newcells

Retinal platform

An in vitro, light responsive, retinal model for accurate predictions of in vivo outcomes you can have confidence in.


Kidney platform

The most advanced near-physiological high throughput kidney proximal tubule cells (PTC) model to investigate drug transport modalities in vitro.

Lung epithelia model

Lung model

A model to investigate airway physiology, viral infection, drug safety and environmental impacts on lung airway epithelia.

Sinusoid iPSC-derived Liver model

Liver model

We are developing a model of liver sinusoid derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC).

Dr Colin Brown

Chief Innovation Officer

Colin was born in Edinburgh, grew up in Fife and was a awarded his PhD by the University of St Andrews. He then was a Royal Society European Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Zurich. Following on from this Dr Brown was a Wellcome Senior Research Fellow at Manchester University. He was then an Associate Professor in the Institute of Cell & Molecular Biosciences for nearly 30 years. Dr Brown is a leading expert in kidney transport, with research interests in renal, hepatic and GI drug transporters.

He has developed and commercialised several primary cell based assays for measuring kidney transport and toxicity and has authored over 100 publications and several book chapters and been an invited speaker at numerous conferences around the world. He has been mentor to 16 PhD students and numerous undergraduate and Masters students. Dr Brown is a past Chair of the AAPS Drug Transporter Focus group and a member of the PPDM executive. He was involved in the organisation of 4 AAPS DTFG Bench to Bedside workshop including two as Chair.

Favourite Quotation: “Jings! Crivens! Help Ma Boab!” Oor Wullie

Dr Colin Brown