John Burgess - 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).

John Burgess

Product Management and Marketing Director

With over 15 years of experience in senior Sales and Marketing Management roles with Global Pharmaceutical/Biotech and specialty chemical businesses, John brings extensive experience in the launching of new innovative products into both emerging and more mature markets, as well as successfully managing the growth and increasing share of existing products in very competitive spaces through effective customer relationship and key account development.

His senior management accountability for multidisciplinary teams across different geographical markets, responsible for overall business growth and development, as well as within the educational environment, also gives Newcells Biotech strong leadership, team and man management experience in delivering target driven financial objectives within budget. John is highly competitive, having suffered a spinal cord injury playing rugby in 2004, leaving him an incomplete tetraplegic and wheelchair dependent, he represented Great Britain in Wheelchair Rugby going on to win the European Championships in 2007 in Helsinki and qualifying GB for the Beijing Paralympics in 2008.

Favourite Quotation: ‘I told you I was ill’ – Inscription on the Headstone of Spike Milligan

Headshot of John Burgess