Dr Richard Cumming

Life science and research tools

  • Richard has over 20 years' experience in product development, product management and marketing within Amersham International, Amersham-Pharmacia Biotech and General Electric (GE) Healthcare. He leads Ithaka's consultancy work in life science and biomedical research tools, including biomarkers as well as proteomics and genomics consumables and services.

  • Richard has held senior commercial roles including regional, global marketing and product management of molecular biology and proteomics consumables, instruments and research systems for the academic, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors. His most recent position at GE Healthcare was Global Marketing Director, Protein Sciences segment.

  • He set up the global marketing organisation for a new multi-million dollar business segment, focused on proteomics and genomics research consumables and equipment (Laboratory Products, Amersham).

  • He has delivered assignments for both major multinationals and for emerging companies, including ProteinLogic, Chromition, Oxford BioSciences, ThermoFisher, New England BioLabs and Promega.

  • Richard has worked as part of the Ithaka team on major projects with the University of Birmingham and King's College London as well as assessing investment propositions for Life Science Companies.