Firm opens £5m lab for sci­en­tists

Macclesfield Express - - BUSINESS - KAREN BRIT­TON karen.brit­ton@men­ @KarenBrit­ton1

ANEW lab­o­ra­tory that gives sci­en­tists ac­cess to the lat­est equip­ment has been un­veiled.

Daniel Roys­ton, 28, from Mac­cles­field is the man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of EM An­a­lyt­i­cal which he has launched at Alder­ley Park in Nether Alder­ley.

The £5mil­lion ope­nac­cess fa­cil­ity of­fers equip­ment for any­one from stu­dents to pro­fes­sional sci­en­tists to ac­cess to carry out work on a range of sci­en­tific projects. The fa­cil­ity is sup­ported by a team of ex­pe­ri­enced en­gi­neers, chemists, physi­cists and ma­te­rial sci­en­tists who are avail­able to as­sist clients who need sup­port dur­ing their project.

Daniel said: “It’s one of the largest fa­cil­i­ties in the UK for peo­ple to ac­cess sci­en­tific equip­ment.

“Whether they are stu­dents or com­pa­nies, peo­ple can use the fa­cil­ity to do any­thing from bi­ol­ogy, bio­chem­istry, chem­istry, physics and ma­te­rial sciences.

“We make all ar­eas of sci­ence avail­able to push stu­dents and small com­pa­nies to con­tinue with their re­search into the fu­ture now we have Brexit. I am sup­ply­ing the equip­ment and the space for them to pro­duce the next level of tech­nol­ogy. As fund­ing is cut, I see this as the only way for­ward, so peo­ple will need ar­eas to go to con­tinue their work. There is no other com­mer­cial com­pany of­fer­ing such a broad range of equip­ment and dis­ci­plines. I started a com­pany seven years ago in Mac­cles­field area and have now moved to Alder­ley Park and grown as the youngest MD and CEO on the site of over 250 com­pa­nies.

“Alder­ley Park is es­tab­lish­ing it­self as a world­class sci­ence hub and we’re de­lighted to be part of it.”

The launch fea­tured a con­fer­ence with speak­ers from the USA, Ger­many and the Nether­lands as well as sup­port from more than 10 sci­en­tific com­pa­nies and in­sti­tutes.

Mike Black­burn, OBE, chair­man of Greater Manch­ester LEP, at­tended and said: “This new busi­ness epit­o­mises the vi­sion we had for Alder­ley Park four years ago – it’s con­nected, col­lab­o­ra­tive and in­nova- tive. What Daniel and his team will do is bring dif­fer­ent types of re­search to the site from all over the world.

“They will help to raise the pro­file of Alder­ley Park as well as the north of Eng­land at a time when we need good news around sci­ence, in­no­va­tion and cre­ative col­lab­o­ra­tion.”

Mike Black­burn (left) cuts the rib­bon at the new lab­o­ra­tory with Daniel Roys­ton and Mike Black­burn, OBE, chair­man of Greater Manch­ester LEP

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