The R Biomedical Team



Managing Director

Dr. Joe Mee PhD

Dr. Joe Mee is the managing director of R Biomedical (Roadbreaker Limited). He is an author on over 20 published papers and book chapters in the stem cell field. After a long academic career he worked in biotechnology and was responsible for the development and commercialisation of a number of research products sold either directly or through partner companies. Having started Roadbreaker Limited as a small independent scientific consultancy and contract research company he has successfully developed the company under the trading name R Biomedical into an active human cellular therapeutics product development and services company. 





Clinical Research Lead

Dr. Chris Cartildge BSc (Med Sci) (Hons) MB ChB (Hons) MRCS (Ed)

Chris is a clinical lecturer in surgery at the University of Edinburgh, sub-specialising in oncoplastic breast surgery. He graduated with a 1st class honours in experimental pathology and then went on to qualify at the top of his class at Edinburgh medical school, winning the Ettles scholarship in medicine and Annandale gold medal in surgery. Chris has worked to develop an in vivo model of Wilms’ tumours at the Roslin Institute. At R Biomedical Chris is invloved in the ethical collection of medical samples for research as well as his clincial practice.



Head of Cell Production and Derivation

Jennifer Hamilton

Jennifer Hamilton completed her  degree  at the Glasgow Univerisity in Scotland where she specialised in Developmental Biology . She completed her MSc studies in medicinal Chemistry in London before specialising in stem cell biology, ethical tissue collection and tissue culture.  



Independent,  Scientific Panel:

Prof. Jim Ross PhD

Professor Jim Ross is a group leader at the Scottish Centre for regenerative medicine. His works involves study into the genetic and proteomic profile of adult, fetal and embryonic stem cell-derived hepatocytes and studying how closely in vitro differentiation mimics the in vivo situation and whether this will provide a future use of stem cell-derived liver cells in artificial support devices, in regenerative medicine/transplantation and in cell-based assays in drug discovery/toxicology.



Dr. Tilo Kunath PhD

Dr. Tilo Kunath is a group leader at the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine. His interest is in the molecular mechanisms driving the development of the earliest embryonic lineages. His lab works on the induction of primitive neural tissue from naïve ectoderm to gain an understanding of how to differentiate mouse/human embryonic stem (ES) cells and induced pluripotent stem cells for therapeutic purposes. He is primarily interested in applying stem cell systems to study the molecular pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease.



Independent Clinical Advisors:

Mr. Andrew de Beaux MD, FRCS, MBChB

Dr. Andrew de Beaux has been a Consultant General Surgeon and Upper Gastro-intestinal Surgeon at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh since 2001. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at The University of Edinburgh and has held admitting rights to the Spire Murrayfield Hospital since 2002.

Andrew graduated with Honours from The University of Aberdeen in 1988 and has completed surgical training in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Adelaide.   As lead surgeon at the Royal Infirmary for day case surgery, Andrew is also a member of the Patient Information Group for Lothian and was recently involved in the preparation of the Patient Information Framework Strategy for Lothian. Andrew represents the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh on the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network Council.



Dr. Robert Drummond, MBChB(Gla), MRCS (Gla & Edin), MA(Man)

Dr. Robert Drummond is a Surgical Registrar based in the West of Scotland currently undertaking time out of his clinical commitments in order to complete a PhD in Clinical Sciences (Surgery). He has a particular interest in Pancreatic Stem Cells and their potential therapeutic applications and in his role as a clinical scientist aims to develop this technology from bench to bedside. He also has a keen interest in the ethical aspects of stem cell sourcing and use, recently completing a Masters Degree in Medical Ethics and Law, as well as sitting on the West of Scotland Research and Ethics Committee as an Expert Member of the Biobank Committee.




Financial Office:

Mr. John M Cursiter, MA, M.ed, C.A.

John Cursiter originally trained with KPMG and has spent the last 30 years working with small business on accounts, tax and related financial matters. Helen Lowe & Co have long relationship with Edinburgh University and have acted for a number of university spin-out companies and staff. 

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