Dr Anona Bamford joins BBI Solutions to strengthen its Lateral Flow and Point of Care Testing business in EMEA
Since joining BBI Solutions in October it’s been a busy time for new EMEA Lateral Flow and Novarum Technologies Business Development Manager Anona Bamford. She found time to chat with us before joining her new colleagues on the BBI Solutions stand at Medica 2019. “It’s a really exciting time to be involved in life sciences” Anona started “, I’m passionate about working with companies involved in accelerating the trend of decentralising patient testing from central laboratory hubs to the field. Using mobile technology to capture data in real-time is revolutionising patient care for those with all kinds of acute and chronic conditions all over the world. “It’s why I joined BBI Solutions, really” she went on “I have a keen interest in personalised medicine and believe that lateral flow and point of care rapid testing is the future for patient healthcare. Empowering individuals to take control over their health and wellbeing can only be a good thing, and the combination of BBI’s extensive experience in lateral flow test development and manufacture with Novarum smartphone reader technology means I can offer end-to-end solutions to diagnostic companies allowing them to realise their full potential in this market area.
Anona’s interest in science started at a young age. “Science appealed to my curious and creative nature, and I had a great Biology teacher who really inspired and encouraged me, and I loved setting up experiments and exploring!”
When not meeting and working with new customers Anona relaxes by playing the piano and singing, but it would seem that she’s as busy outside of work as she is in, listing a wide range of interests and hobbies which allow her to express her creativity such as painting, sewing and card-making. She fuels her desire to grow and test herself by learning new skills such as yoga or soap-making – she even recently completed a course in basket weaving! Additionally, Anona is a supporter of several charities operating in the personal health space including Coeliac UK, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Alzheimer’s Society and Cancer Research UK.
So, what is she looking forward to in 2020? “In short, meeting lots of potential new customers! I want to create new partnerships between companies and BBI Solutions for lateral flow test development & manufacture. And I’m excited to represent Novarum, BBI’s patented smartphone reader mobile app technology because it’s an innovation which takes tests out of the lab yet provides quick and accurate results for rapid tests anywhere in the field”
If you’re in the EMEA region and would like to chat to Anona about how BBI Solutions can help your business to develop its lateral flow testing capabilities, please contact her at:
Our Marketing Manager Laura Baker, posed a few quick fire questions to Anona at Medica 2019. You can see the short video and learn her favourite joke on our You Tube channel here https://youtu.be/DpHJIMDy4ys