Evonetix Establishes Scientific Advisory Board

Dec 20, 2018

Evonetix, the Cambridge-based company pioneering an innovative approach to scalable and high-fidelity gene synthesis, today announced it has appointed Stephanie Brooking as Head of Product Management. Evonetix aims to utilise its innovative silicon chip approach to deliver a high-throughput solution for the synthesis and assembly of DNA molecules with high fidelity. Stephanie will help to define the Company’s strategy for market entry and longer-term product marketing for its novel gene synthesis products.

Stephanie has over 20 years’ commercial experience in the life science industry, having worked in operational, sales and marketing leadership roles to support product development and introduction, commercial launch planning and marketing content strategy. She has helped execute programmes to open new geographies and market opportunities within research, clinical, agricultural, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. Previously she was the VP of Marketing and Sales at Cambridge Epigenetix, Global Commercial Director at Oxford Nanopore Technologies, and also held senior positions at Illumina, Applied Biosystems, Affymetrix and GE Healthcare (Amersham Pharmacia Biotech). She first began her career working on the Human Genome Project at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.

“Following last year’s fundraising we have been investing in key roles and we are delighted to have Stephanie join our team. She brings a wealth of commercial experience and invaluable expertise in leading product development and marketing strategies, which will be a great asset to Evonetix as we continue to progress with developing our gene synthesis platform.” Dr Tim Brears, Evonetix CEO

“Evonetix’s novel silicon array, combined with its synergistic thermal control chemistry, enables high-throughput assembly of high-fidelity gene-length DNA at scale. This approach has the potential to make a significant impact and I’m delighted to join their SAB at this exciting time.” Prof David Klenerman FMedSci FRS, Professor of Biophysical Chemistry, University of Cambridge

“Evonetix’s platform will enable DNA synthesis to transition from a service industry to one where scientists can make genes at will. I look forward to working with the Company as it considers the potentially very broad applications of this technology.” Prof Andrew Briggs, Chair of Nanomaterials, University of Oxford