Dr Jugal Suthar
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
Jugal is a clinical and industrial pharmacist, obtaining his MPharm degree from University College London. He has experience as a clinical pharmacist at the North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, with a focus on acute-care and medicines optimisation. This preceded technical and commercial positions at Glaxosmithkline, Pfizer and India’s largest CDMO; Piramal Pharmaceuticals. Following his time in industry, Jugal completed a PhD in Nanomedicine and Pharmaceutical Engineering at University College London, in collaboration with Pfizer. His research marked a partnership between the Departments of Pharmacy and Chemical Engineering, developing novel biosensing approaches for the detection of exosomal protein biomarkers as part of minimally invasive liquid biopsies. His progress was recently recognised through his nomination as a Bioanalysis Rising Star in 2021. Jugal has helped found Vesynta through his passion for enterprise, med-tech and patient safety.
Dr Alaric Taylor
Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer
Alaric obtained his BSc in Physics from Imperial College London and went on to the University of Cambridge’s Department of Engineering where he received an MRes in Photonic Systems. He was awarded a PhD for his work on bio-inspired thermally-responsive glazing from University College London (Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering). Alaric spent time working for Microsoft on the Hololens project in Finland as part of the Advanced Optics Rapid Prototyping team. He then returned to the UK to take up an EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship within UCL’s Department of Chemistry in collaboration with Biolin Scientific. He worked as a research associate within the Adaptive and Responsive Nanomaterials (AdReNa) group within UCL’s Department of Chemical Engineering as part of an EU Horizon 2020 consortium project (DIACHEMO). His final role at UCL was as a member of the Rapid Prototyping & Fabrication Facility (Physics, Biochemical and Chemical Engineering), designing and manufacturing custom scientific instrumentation - reflecting his love of making things that enable others.