Molly Price-Jones

Scale Up Specialist

“I work on a range of projects helping SMEs to develop and launch products.”

Molly is an experienced manager in the medical diagnostic and life sciences industries, both in R&D and Operations. She has worked in academic research, large global corporations, and small companies. These include Boots, Amersham International, General Electric and Gen-Probe Cardiff Ltd.  This has given her an understanding of different corporate cultures and managing change and transition.

She was the sole UK-based director of Gen-Probe Cardiff Ltd and, as the site director, provided leadership, direction, and development of functional areas of manufacturing, quality control, supply chain, quality assurance and regulatory affairs and finance.  She provides advice to clients on the development and launch of CE marked medical diagnostic tests giving guidance and support on issues ranging from technical discussion to strategic direction. She is a member of the Royal Society of Biology’s Employer Advisory Group and degree accreditation team.  

Describe a project that you enjoyed working on?         

I have really enjoyed working on projects during the pandemic where companies have met the challenge of manufacturing products in completely new areas to meet the demand for urgent supplies.          

What is your approach to starting a new project?        

As I was orginally a research scientist, I like to find out as much background knowledge as I can for a new project so I can really try and understand what is needed.           

What upcoming innovation will dramatically impact the industry in the next five years?          

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are going to be big drivers in the life science industry and are going to push us out of our comfort zone.         

What’s your favourite book/ film series?

Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally. A book about ordinary women dealing with extraordinary circumstances, written by a great storyteller.  

What are your key skills?         

Product development, technology transfer, regulations and compliance, mentoring.      

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