Head of Medical Devices
Position: Head of Medical Devices
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 038
During his time at Costello Medical, William has enjoyed the successful delivery of dozens of projects that span the entire breadth of the company’s service offerings, with a focus on health economics, market access and evidence development. The thing that has enthused him the most, however, is supporting the complex journey of medical device manufacturers in bringing ever more sophisticated and ingenious technologies to patients. It is this passion that led William to formalise a dedicated Medical Devices Division in 2017.
William is joined by a highly committed and talented team, and together, plans to further enhance the support that Costello Medical is able to provide to manufacturers of medical devices. William is dedicated to expanding the services that the company provides and is particularly keen on delivering integrated strategic support to help manufacturers throughout the lifecycle of their device.
After obtaining a first class honours degree in Biochemistry at the University of Cardiff, William completed a Masters degree in Medical Sciences and a PhD in neuroendocrinology at the University of Cambridge. During his doctoral training, William trained in high-throughput genomic technologies and advanced microsurgical techniques. William also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in “Health Economics for Health Care Professionals” from the University of York.
Position: Senior Analyst
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 792 530
Christian joined Costello Medical after completing his PhD, and a post-doctoral position, in Plant Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge. His academic research focused on the development of industrial algal biotechnology for applications such as biofuels, aquaculture and wastewater treatment. Before this, Christian received a first-class BSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Bath, specialising in genomics and biotechnology, and spent a year performing toxicology research at Dartmouth College in the USA. Christian has published multiple peer-reviewed and popular science publications, and presented his work via posters and presentations at numerous international conferences.
Christian is passionate about commercialising science, and in 2015 led a team to the final of the Biotechnology Young Entrepreneur Scheme with their idea for an innovative, sustainable sunscreen made from algae. In his role as Senior Analyst in the Medical Devices Division, Christian enjoys tackling the unique challenges faced by medical devices manufacturers, large and small, across market access and reimbursement.
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 051
Having initially joined Costello Medical as a Scientific Intern, Sarah transitioned to the permanent role of Analyst in February 2016. During her time at the company, she has worked on a variety of project types including medical education and market access materials, and in fields as diverse as rheumatology, neurology and minimally invasive surgery.
Sarah graduated from the University of Cambridge in June 2015 with an upper second class BA in Biological Natural Sciences, specialising in Physiology, Development and Neuroscience. Her final-year dissertation focused on the mechanisms underlying gender differences in fetal growth responses to stress. Alongside her studies, Sarah also completed a number of internships, working in scientific research and the fast-moving consumer goods industry.
Sarah is now looking forward to using her scientific knowledge and skills to contribute to improvements in healthcare through her work at Costello Medical.
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 792 533
After finishing her Masters degree in Medical Biotechnology at the University of Wrocław (Poland), Katarzyna completed her PhD in Cancer Sciences at the University of Birmingham. During her doctorate, she invented a novel method for measuring metabolic alternations in living cancer cells, with a focus on leukaemia, using NMR spectroscopy in real-time. She then worked as an R&D Project Manager at Bone Therapeutics (Brussels, Belgium), a biotechnology company specialising in the development of cell therapy products for orthopaedics and bone diseases. In 2015 Katarzyna joined the medical diagnostics company Xeptagen (Venice, Italy), where she successfully led the development of a portable Lateral Flow Immunoassay-based device for early prostate, liver and colon cancer detection.
Katarzyna joined Costello Medical in September 2016 and is excited about contributing to the diverse range of projects at the company and applying the knowledge gained from her pharmaceutical industry experience. She is particularly looking forward to expanding her skill set through collaborations with specialised internal divisions.
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 792 547
Vivian graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2011 with a first class MSci degree, specialising in Biochemistry. In 2009 she represented Cambridge in the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition alongside eight other undergraduates; their project designing a bacterial chemical biosensor with colour output won the Overall Grand Prize and Best Environmental project. In 2015, Vivian completed a PhD in Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease at the Institute of Metabolic Science in Cambridge. Her research focus was understanding how the paracrine activity of factors produced by brown adipose tissue regulates the plasticity of the local vascular and nervous networks.
The translational implications of her doctoral research prompted Vivian to aim to achieve a more direct impact on healthcare and patient wellbeing. Her subsequent role at a medical communications agency enabled her to gain experience with project management, market access activities, health economic modelling and organising meetings. She pursued a growing interest in health technology assessment by attending the ISPOR HTA training programme in 2016. Having joined Costello Medical in January 2017, Vivian is looking forward to developing her skills further by undertaking a variety of projects as part of the team.