Business Development

Dr Emma Mickley
Director of Business Development

Emma joined Sunergos Innovations in November 2015 from Aptuit. Prior to that she was VP Corporate Business Development at Aesica Pharmaceuticals, a contract pharmaceutical and manufacturing company in the USA. Previous to that, she had worked in three other contract research organisations: CXR Biosciences, Charles River Laboratories and Quinitiles. Before entering contract research, Emma worked as an analyst and business consultant at Wood Mackenzie Consultants.

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Dr Susan Bodie
Business Development Executive

Susan joined the Edinburgh BioQuarter in September 2013. Previously she had worked for 11 years as Senior Study Director for Charles River Laboratories, a major contract research organization. Her role in Charles River involved leading a commercial team to generate new business from a wide range of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies as well as ensuring work was performed to the standards required. Susan is a pharmacologist by training with a PhD from the University of Aberdeen.

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Dr Claudia M Duffy
Business Development Executive

Claudia joined Sunergos Innovations in April 2016 to initiate the company’s IP commercialisation activities within the Engineering sciences. Claudia spent the last 8 years working as a Patent Attorney both in private practice (Keltie, London and Avidity IP, Cambridge) and industry (in-house attorney for Eight19 and CDT Ltd, both Cambridge University spin-outs from Claudia’s former PhD research group). Claudia has also worked as a Researcher for Siemens and Infineon Technologies in Munich, developing CMOS devices and test circuits.

Claudia holds a BSc in Physics-Chemistry (graduated 1st in her year) (West University, Timisoara, Romania), a MSc in Physics (Technical University, Munich, Germany) and a PhD in Physics (Optoelectronics Group, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK). Claudia also holds a Certificate in IP Law from Queen Mary, University of London, London, UK. She is multilingual (Romanian mother tongue, fluent in English and working knowledge of German and French).


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Alexios Papachronopoulos
Business Development Executive

Alex joined Sunergos Innovations in April 2016. Previously he had worked for seven years as Territory Sales Manager for VIANEX/MSD, the biggest Greek pharmaceutical company and a distributor of MSD’s products in the local market. His role was to manage key accounts in the assigned territory in a wide portfolio of products as well as implementing marketing policies, analysing and identifying new clients.

Alex holds three degrees:  an MSc in Food Biotechnology, a master’s in Pharmaceutical Marketing and an MBA from the University of Strathclyde with distinction. He is an outdoor enthusiast and loves to hike in the mountains of Scotland with friends.

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