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Sir Chris has launched, financed and supported more than 50 scientific companies, 20 of which have been listed on stock markets worldwide, including notable companies such as Chiroscience, Celsis, BioVex, ReNeuron, and Vectura. Sir Chris is a pioneer in the life sciences industry, having discovered and developed more than 20 innovative products for diseases such as cancer, arthritis, obesity and Parkinson’s disease.

Appointed OBE in 1995 for services to medical bioscience, he was then knighted in 2001 for services to bioscience and enterprise.

Sir Chris has advised governments in the UK and internationally on science over the last 35 years and founded a number of charitable ventures.