Keith Thompson

Keith Thompson

Chief Executive Officer, Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult (UK)
Keith Thompson

Dedicated to building a Cell and Gene Therapy industry in the UK, Keith has built a team of over 180 cell and gene therapy experts in state-of-the-art laboratories in London and a unique large-scale manufacturing centre in Stevenage.Keith established the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult in 2012. Prior to this he was Director of the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service, focused on modernising the blood supply from vein-to-vein and expanding into cell therapy. Keith has held various positions in Biotechnology companies, he was Managing Director of Bioscot, one of Scotland’s first Biotechnology companies; at NASDAQ listed Serologicals he was Vice President of Diagnostics Operations, then Vice President of Global Manufacturing. He is currently a Director of the UK Bio Industry Association, a Director Of the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine and serves on the ISCT Strategic Advisory Council. He has been Chairman of the UK Blood Forum, a Director of the European Blood Alliance and Treasurer of the International Plasma Fractionators Association. In 1993, when at Bioscot, he received the Queen’s Award for export.

Keith holds first and second degrees in Biological Sciences and Applied Genetics from Birmingham University along with an MBA from Edinburgh University.

 

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