Head of Advanced Therapy Production
NIHR Biomedical Research Centre
Laura is Head of Advanced Therapy Production at the ATMP GMP Unit of the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London. The Unit provides a core facility for users within Kings Health Partners as well as a CMO for external hospitals, universities and commercial organisations. The Unit has three clean rooms and is capable of manufacturing multiple products at the same time.
Following a PhD with the Anthony Nolan Trust, Laura gained GMP experience as a Production Scientist for the University of Oxford working on the ONE Study, a multi-centre Phase I/II clinical trial assessing the use of haematopoietic immunoregulatory cells as clinical therapies in renal transplants. She joined the Trust in 2015 as Senior Production Scientist developing a GMP compliant cell sorter for use in the manufacture of ATMPs, before being promoted to Head of Production in 2017.