SpheriTech, founded by Don Wellings in 2009 provides consultancy and laboratory based contract research and development to a range of industries.
Don has more than 30 years experience working in blue chip organisations holding senior scientific posts in ICI, Zeneca, Avecia and Polymer Laboratories. More recently he founded Chromatide where he worked as Chief Scientific Officer for 3 years and is credited as the sole inventor of all of the company’s intellectual property.
Don is an internationally recognised authority on peptide synthesis, polymer particle design and chromatography. He is the author of numerous texts and book chapters and is the author of ‘A Practical Handbook of Preparative HPLC‘. With a track record of innovation he is the main inventor on 12 patents and the sole inventor on all patents filed by SpheriTech to-date.
Apart from the inventive nature exemplified by published intellectual property Don has been instrumental in the concept, design, building and launch of equipment for batch-wise and continuous flow based solid phase synthesis over the last two decades. More recently Don has intruduced new concepts in biotechnology based applications of continuous reactors which will be published in due course.
Don has recently contributed to this article on Strategies for Optimizing Peptide Synthesis for The Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News.