Prof. Nigel Pitts BDS, PhD, FDS (RCS Eng), FDS (RCS Edin), FFGDP (UK), FFPH, FRSE
Chairman & Co-Founder
Nigel graduated in Dentistry at the University of London and, after spells at Universities in Hong Kong and Dundee (where he was Dental Dean), returned to join King’s College London in January 2013 to set up the Dental Innovation and Translation Centre.
He has achieved international recognition and numerous prizes for achievements in science, education, clinical practice, technology transfer and public health. Nigel has over 200 peer reviewed publications, over 90 publications in other forms and holds a wide range of professional Fellowships. Currently he is Co-Chair of the International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDAS) Foundation and also Chair and co-founder of the Alliance for a Cavity Free Future, an advocacy charity.
Nigel is an honorary Consultant in Dental Public Health within the UK’s National Health Service and also works with a wide number of research and professional organisations, private companies and global brands in oral healthcare in translating research evidence into both practice and policy.
Dr. Chris Longbottom
Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder
Chris has a long track record of pioneering new technology in the field of detection, diagnosis and treatment of dental caries, and has been a co-founder of two start-up companies previously. Chris has overall responsibility for Reminova’s technical programmes, and has a daily involvement in our development activities.
Chris was a General Dental Practitioner for over 15 years before his desire to have a more direct and longer-term impact in oral healthcare drove him to complete his PhD in Cariology in 1992, whilst lecturing in Preventive & Children's Dentistry at Dundee Dental School, and being a Research Fellow in the Dental Health Services Research Unit.
He has authored over 40 papers, several book chapters on dental caries and has collaborated widely with high growth start-up companies, Universities, and global oral healthcare companies. He is a named inventor on patents related to dental applications of bio-photonics, electro-chemistry, ultrasonics and imaging technologies. In recognition of his technology innovation, he was appointed as Assistant Director of the Dental Innovation & Translation Centre of King College London in 2013.
Dr. Jeff Wright
Jeff has been a co-founder or Executive Leader of several early-stage technology companies over the last two decades. He took his 1st company, MicroEmissive Displays, from University spin-out to IPO in just over five years, raising over $15M of investment and collecting numerous entrepreneurial, technology and product awards en-route.
He has worked across a variety of industry sectors, developing and taking to market innovative products for consumer electronics, industrial & medical sensing and energy efficiency. As co-founder and CEO of Pyreos; a spin-out from German giant Siemens; he secured international investment from Europe and Japan alongside Scottish and UK investors, and personally closed out ~75% of the Company’s first $3 M of sales.
Jeff has a broad technical knowledge combined with a varied and wide business experience having at previous times held CTO and COO responsibilities. Jeff is a firm believer that everything is possible with belief and passion, investment only accelerates things along.
Non Exec. Director
Prof. Van P Thompson
Van is currently Professor of Tissue Engineering and Biophotonics, at King’s College London Dental Institute. Known for his work on adhesion and bonded bridges at the University of Maryland and later for work on ceramic fatigue at New York University, he has published many articles and made numerous presentations on dental biomaterials at international conferences.
Van has extensive links with the US dental industry and has previously developed innovative products that have become standard tools in dental practices.
His current research areas include diagnosing dentin caries activity, all-ceramic crown fatigue and fracture, engineering tissue response via scaffold architecture and practice based research (PEARL Network).
Non Exec. Director
Dr. Steve Howell
Steve is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Innova Partnerships Ltd. Innova works with entrepreneurs, universities and institutes to build their business opportunities into high growth life science companies. He previously held senior management roles at Unilever plc and Alere Inc.
Steve has a broad knowledge of the Life Science sector and experience from R & D commercialisation to corporate acquisition. Both the Scottish and Irish governments have sought out Steve’s strategic thinking and advice in developing Life Science strategy and investment.
He has a passion for helping grow successful, profitable Life Science businesses. Innova Partnerships is an early stage investor and shareholder in Reminova.