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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


Andrew Cowen

Group Chairman



Dr. Kevin Ward

Director of R&D


Patrick (Paddy) Conway

Technical & Service Director


Dr. Roberto Castangia

Group Sales Director

Andrew Howells

Andrew Howells

Group Operations Director

Sales & Marketing Team


Richard Lewis

Head of Equipment Sales UK & Ireland


Charis Hickey

Head of Marketing

Ian Bailey

Ian Bailey

Senior Business Development Executive (Genevac Product Specialist)


Marta Schiano Moriello

Business Development Executive (Lyophilisation & Powder Filling Product Specialist)


Maria-Théresa D’Cruze

Project Sales Co-ordinator


Sebastian Prisacariu

Capital Equipment Sales Executive – UK


Elena Walker

Digital Marcomms Coordinator


Gemma Strongitharm

Clean Air Brands Marketing Manager


Doug Scott

Airflow Product  Specialist – Northern Region (UK)


Stephen Pygott

Airflow Product Sales Executive – Southern Region (UK)

Steven (2)

Stephen Jones

Freeze Dryers Sales Executive


Szymon Boczynski

Marketing Assistant

Technical Service & Maintenance Team


Daniel Ruck

Senior Service Engineer (Freeze Dryers)


Clare Lees

Service Co-ordinator


Margaret Cameron

Service Assistant


Mike O’Keeffe

Service Engineer (Avestin & Freeze Dryers)

Andrew Ray

Andrew (Andy) Ray

Service Engineer (Freeze Dryers)


Lewis Trickett

Service Engineer (Freeze Dryers & Analytical Instruments)


Joe Gravier

Service Engineer


Cameron O’Connor

Service Engineer

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Cal Smyth

Service Engineer – Ireland

Dave Benn

Service Engineer

Accounts, Quality & Administration Team

Claire W

Claire Wakefield

Group Quality Assurance Manager


Clive Newman

Financial Controller


Melanie Miles

Senior Accounts


Laura Hiles

Accounts & Admin Assistant


Alex Woodward

Sales & Finance Administrator (Airflow Products)


Sandra Finn

Accounts Assistant