Firm opens £5m lab for scientists
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