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- Our Mission -

To augment our customer in-house experience and work together to make each project a success.

Biopharma Group presents expertise in the fields of freeze drying products & technologies, R&D consultancy, analysis, process development, training courses, solvent removal, high pressure homogenisation, powder fillers and preparative chromatography products.

We are proud not to be a catalogue company. Our aim is to provide you with equipment that best meets your process requirements and to remain on-hand for whatever advice and assistance you might need. The key to our success is our years of experience in the processing industries and our in-depth knowledge of the equipment we supply. We have an experienced service department and strong links with our suppliers to enable us to support you throughout the life of your equipment, and our on-site freeze drying laboratory offers a range of services in product and process development.

About Us

As a group, we have several dedicated divisions covering the UK, France, Ireland and USA, each with the aim to meet the precise needs of our customers’​ projects appropriate to the size and stage by augmenting their in-house expertise whether to buy equipment, training, a single cycle run/ analysis or a full formulation development programme and work together to make each project a success.

Equipment Sales & Service:

Established in 1989, this division is a leading supplier of capital equipment to the pharmaceutical, biotech & process industries across the UK, Ireland and France, with a specialisation in freeze drying & associated technologies from volumetric powder fillers to aseptic processing lines. Most recently, Faster airflow products including microbiological safety cabinets, fume cupboards and more have been added to the equipment range portfolio.

With many years of expertise in the processing industries plus in-depth knowledge of the equipment supplied, our in-house, experienced technical service team enables us to support the working life of not only the freeze dryer equipment ranges, but also the high pressure homogenisers, volumetric powder fillers and vial handling equipment we offer.

Additionally, Biopharma Group remains at the forefront of analytical instrumentation development, having designed and developed a range of advanced analytical instruments i.e. the Lyostat5 freeze drying microscope (FDM), Lyotherm3 DTA & impedance analyser & most recently, the MicroPress for quantifying lyo-cake robustness.

R&D Consultancy & Lyo-Lab Analytical Services:

In 1997 our R&D consultancy & lyo-lab analysis division was formed to provide unbiased contract research, analysis & development services, training and analytical instrumentation internationally. We offer uniquely comprehensive services & training courses (scheduled or customised) covering aspects of freeze drying technology from pre-formulation studies through to sample production & dried product analysis.

Biopharma Technologies France (BTF) offers a combined proposition of capital equipment sales plus the expertise of the consultancy/ analytical lab analysis team giving our French-speaking clients a one-stop option. Biopharma Technology LLC (USA) concentrates on providing analytical instruments, lyo-lab services and training courses whilst BPS Crowthorne in Ireland combines the expertise offered by Biopharma Group with that of our sister company Crowthorne Group, who are the UK’s largest cleanroom validation service providers.

Meet The Commercial Team

Andrew Cowen - Chairman


Andrew Cowen

Group Chairman


Dr. Kevin Ward

Dr. Kevin Ward

Director of R&D

Patrick Conway

Patrick (Paddy) Conway

Technical & Service Director

Roberto Castangia

Dr. Roberto Castangia

Group Sales Director

Andrew Howells Blue

Andrew Howells

Group Operations Director

Sales & Marketing Team

Richard Lewis

Richard Lewis

Head of Equipment Sales UK & Ireland

Charis Hickey - Blue

Charis Hickey

Head of Marketing

Ian Bailey Blue

Ian Bailey

Senior Business Development Executive (Genevac Product Specialist)

Marta Schiano Moriello

Marta Schiano Moriello

Business Development Executive (Lyophilisation & Powder Filling Product Specialist)

Maria-Theresa D'Cruze 635x765

Maria-Théresa D’Cruze

Project Sales Co-ordinator

Sebastian Prisacariu

Sebastian Prisacariu

Capital Equipment Sales Executive – UK

Elena Walker

Elena Walker

Digital Marcomms Coordinator

Gemma Strongitharma Blue

Gemma Strongitharm

Clean Air Brands Marketing Manager

Doug Cropped

Doug Scott

Airflow Product  Specialist – Northern Region (UK)

Steve Pygott to use

Stephen Pygott

Airflow Product Sales Executive – Southern Region (UK)

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Stephen Jones

Freeze Dryers Sales Executive

Szymon Boczynski

Szymon Bocynski

Marketing Assistant

Technical Service & Maintenance Team

Daniel Ruck

Daniel Ruck

Senior Service Engineer (Freeze Dryers)

Clare Lees Blue

Clare Lees

Service Co-ordinator

Margaret V2

Margaret Cameron

Service Assistant

Mike O'Keeffe Blue

Mike O’Keeffe

Service Engineer (Avestin & Freeze Dryers)

Andy Ray

Andrew (Andy) Ray

Service Engineer (Freeze Dryers)

Lewis Trickett

Lewis Trickett

Service Engineer (Freeze Dryers & Analytical Instruments)

Joe Gravier_RSZ

Joe Gravier

Service Engineer

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Cameron O’Connor

Service Engineer

Cal Smythe Ireland

Cal Smyth

Service Engineer – Ireland

Accounts, Quality & Administration Team

Clive Newman 635x765

Clive Newman

Financial Controller

Claire Wakefield

Claire Wakefield

Group Quality Assurance Manager

Melanie Donal

Melanie Miles

Senior Accounts

Laura Hiles 635x765

Laura Hiles

Accounts & Admin Assistant

Alex Woodward

Alex Woodward

Sales & Finance Administrator (Airflow Products)

Sandra 0820 2

Sandra Finn

Accounts Assistant