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SELECTBIO Conferences Flow Chemistry Congress 2018

Duncan Guthrie's Biography

Duncan Guthrie, Director & Owner

Mr Duncan Guthrie is a Mechanical Engineer and Inventor. He is currently the Managing Director and owner Vapourtec Ltd.

A Mechanical Engineering by profession. His 29 year career has focused on the development of novel technologies for medical products and laboratory instruments and bringing these technologies to market. Between 1990 and 2003, He worked for various organisations including Cambridge Consultants Ltd, Singapore Government and Genevac Ltd. a supplier of laboratory centrifugal evaporators.

Duncan founded Vapourtec Ltd in 2003 firstly developing an instrument for rapid evaporation of solvents. This product was licensed to Biotage in 2006.

In 2005, Vapourtec started to develop technology in the field of flow chemistry. Initial work was undertaken with GlaxoSmithKline and Prof.
Steven Ley of Cambridge University, UK. More recently Duncan and his team have developed the R-Series and E-Series flow chemistry systems together with an array of different reactors. Today Vapourtec employs 22 people and has a worldwide installed base of 500 laboratory scale flow chemistry systems.

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