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James Tibbatts - Head of Business Development

James joined the company in 2016 as Director Inhalation, having been an active collaborator since the early days of Coalesce.

James arrived in the world of inhalation science, and became an expert in inhalation product development, through a somewhat circuitous route. As a specialist in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), he worked as an application expert at Fluent Europe Ltd, where he developed a peculiar interest in the Fluid-Particle interactions that occur within Dry Powder Inhalers (DPIs).

In 2007 he established his own consultancy business, Concept Flow Ltd, to provide CFD analysis and development support to companies large and small in the pharmaceutical industry.

Over the years, James has broadened his activities within the inhalation sector, developing considerable technical, programme management and business development expertise including, DPI optimisation, particle engineering and analytical techniques. Between 2012 and 2016, James was a programme manager and technical expert on a generic pMDI development, covering all aspects of the programme from inception through to clinical trial manufacture, including quality, regulatory, formulation, manufacturing and analytical.

He also played a key role in the negotiation of license contracts for a DPI technology and a particle engineering technology, both of which he helped to develop from concept through to proof-of-principle.

For some reason, James keeps trying to persuade us that we should move our HQ to a mountainous region of south eastern France… but we’d miss the Cambridge après punt.