Tim Pawley has been with the Company for twenty years, since 1997. He previously spent 3 years in monoclonal antibody research and production management and 9 years in medical virology immunoassay research and development (ELISA, IFA and DFA) . Through clinical trials he developed and brought to the market four immunofluorescence human respiratory virus test kits. Trials were set up and run by him in the UK, Europe and USA. These were to human Parainfluenza, Enterovirus, Cytomegalovirus and a group Respiratory screening test. He has also brought to the market a direct immunofluorescence (DFA) kit test for Chlamydia pneumoniae – the first of its kind to detect chlamydial elementary bodies. These tests are still on the market under the IMAGENTM trade name. Also, he has optimised shell vial centrifugation enhancement culture isolation of Enteroviruses from clinical specimens.
With Churchill Applied Biotechnology, Tim continues to culture viruses for the antigen catalogue and has developed the range of virus-coated microscope slides for immunofluorescence assays.
Tim is also responsible for Purchasing, Customer Liaison and UK / International shipping of products.