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Sam Whitehouse PhD

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Sam Whitehouse PhD

Chief Operations Officer

Areas of Expertise
  • Chemistry
  • Manufacturing
  • Biotechnology
With 15 years of experience in commercialising scientific research across a range of market areas Sam Whitehouse PhD is QuantuMDx’s Chief Operating Officer.

After studying for his PhD in chemistry and molecular biology at the University of Sheffield he began his career developing novel polymer systems for Class III implantables and lubricious coatings. He went on to use stem cells on cardiovascular stents and wrote a number of patents that were later sold to Bayer Material Science. He has worked for the N8 Universities in the UK, handling a portfolio of research collaborations, bringing research to market in a number of industries, from medical, to energy and FMCG markets. Critically raising finance for these companies to invest into their R&D budgets working with both multinationals to SMEs.

He currently oversees QuantuMDx’s rapid growth in Newcastle, Singapore and the USA offices and personally helped develop the company’s first commercialised product, a disruptive DNA extraction system. Sam has a wealth of experience in commercial partnering and co-development deals, industrial research and managing a large portfolio biotech collaborations. He has a deep understanding of the diagnostic industry and the development of new innovative products from conception to manufacture and commercial realisation.

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