BioCity Scotland appoints new Managing Director

Released: Friday 6th July 2012

Former Global Services Solutions director with GE Life Sciences, Fraser Black, has been appointed as managing director of BioCity Scotland, the centre for life science businesses.

Black takes over from Ian Webster, acting managing director since the organisation’s launch in January. He brings extensive experience in the life sciences sector to his new role; he joined GE Life Sciences UK in 2005 having previously held VP positions with Amersham Bioscience in both bioscience services and sales and marketing.

As president of Hoefer Pharmacia Biotech, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amersham Biosciences, he re-engineered the company to achieve significant growth and profitability. Between 2005 - 2011 Black held positions in the Life Science Services Division as global director of Business Development, general manager Scientific Asset Services and Global Services Solutions director.

At BioCity Scotland Black will oversee the population of the 23-acre site with new and fast-growing bioscience and life sciences companies. He will continue the relationship-building with corporate partners and embed further links with the North Lanarkshire community.

Dr Louis Nisbet, BioCity Scotland chairman said, “We are delighted that Fraser Black will lead the next stage of development at BioCity Scotland. In Fraser we have a truly committed individual whose enthusiasm for our work is already infectious. He brings business development experience honed in the international life sciences arena, as well as world-class team-building skills so we are in very good hands.”

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