Dr Frank Armstrong - 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 Frank Armstrong

Non-Executive Director

Dr Armstrong has held Chief Executive roles with five biopharma companies (both public and private) including FulcrumPharma PLC (AIM) and CuraGen (NASDAQ). He led Medical Science and Innovation at Merck Serono and was previously Executive Vice President of Product Development at Bayer and Senior Vice President of Medical Research and Communications at Zeneca. 

Dr Armstrong is currently the Chairman of Summit Therapeutics (AIM and NASDAQ), Faron Pharmaceuticals (AIM) and Caldan Therapeutics. He is a member of the Senior Advisory Board at HealthCare Royalty Partners and an SAB Member at Epidarex Capital. Dr Armstrong is a Member of the Court of the University of Edinburgh. Dr Armstrong is a physician and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh).

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