Science firm set to expand

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A Midlothian scientific research company is developing its expansion into the animal health centre.

Roslin-based BigDNA, which is at the forefront of human vaccince develeopment, has added two animal health experts to its scientific advisory panel.

Dr Colin Giles, a consultant on product development in the sector, and veterinary consultant Dr Tim Rowan have joined the panel.

BigDNA chief executive Dr John March (pictured) said: “Colin Giles and Tim Rowan bring an important range of expertise to our scientific panel, which will help us develop our vaccine technology in the animal health arena alongside expanding our core human vaccine programme.”

Dr Giles is a former vice-president of research and development for Pfizer Animal Health while Dr Rowan has held a number of senior positions in Pfizer Animal Health R&D.