Our Wonderful Team

Dr Claire Button

Founder and CEO

“I founded Fusion Biomed to ride the risks – and excitement – of early stage company growth with my clients”

Claire Button founded Fusion Biomed to address the challenges faced by early stage life science and healthtech ventures as they aim to grow from an interesting piece of technology or science into a fully formed company and onwards, all the way through to exit.

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Dr Farid Khan

Dr. Farid Khan is a remarkable bio-medtech entrepreneur and innovator, who obtained his PhD in protein folding from the University of Cambridge and previously worked for GlaxoSmithKline in drug discovery. He has developed technologies and therapies for diseases in the developed and the developing world.

He has secured £multi-million funds from private and public sources, formed key interdisciplinary collaborations with industry, academic institutions and charities (such as the Welcome Trust) including stakeholders in the UK’s healthcare agenda.

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Prof. Alan Barrell

Alan has worked in Health Care and Medical Research, as Chairman and Chief Executive of large multi-national companies and smaller technology start-ups. He has raised and managed a Venture Capital Fund, is a Business Angel Investor and Trustee of charities. He has been honoured with The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion in the UK and with membership as Knight First Class of the Order of the White Rose of Finland for services to Education. His current work is focussed heavily on the commercialisation of research, technology start-ups and the development of UK-China Trade and Relationships including cross- continental investment. Alan promotes the vision of “A World Without Borders”. Alan has worked with Shanghai Government, Hong Kong Management Association and numbers of overseas business and academic organisations commissioning world class executive education programmes.

Our Asia Partner

Our Asia Partner has extensive experience in assisting European companies to scale-up in Asia (China in particular) and has funded companies through Chinese corporates, investors and local government.

In addition, we have a small team of wonderful Associates and Researchers, integral to our work in Executive Search and Investment.