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Blossom Genetics Hires Prof. Gordon Muirhead as Technical Director



London – May 23rd, 2020 Blossom Genetics Hires Prof. Gordon Muirhead as Technical Director.

Gordon is a Pharmacist and has worked in the Pharmaceutical Industry – in senior Manufacturing, Operations, General Management and Development global roles – for over 30 years and is a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (FRPharmS).


Previously, Gordon was Vice President of Global New Medicines Introduction within the Global Manufacturing and Supply division of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) for 12 years. In this time GSK Filed, Launched and Transferred a significant number of new medicines, new combination medicines, and new drug-device combinations from multiple sites. Prior to this role, he was Head of Global Process Technologies within Product Development, R&D, GSK to advance Process Analytical Technologies (PAT), Quality by Design (QbD) and Secondary Continuous Processing within that company. Gordon was one of the first Senior Fellows in GSK Manufacturing and is now the first GSK Emeritus Senior Fellow.


Gordon is also Visiting Professor of Pharmaceutics within the Leicester School of Pharmacy at De Montfort University with a particular research interest into the practical application of a Rapid Adaptive Continuous development and commercial manufacturing platform, underpinned by QbD and PAT to accelerate Medicines development and launch.


Gordon is also an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers (AFIChemE). He is also active in STEM initiatives, to help inspire the next generations of engineers and scientists.

Oskar Fletcher, CEO of Blossom Genetics said “We’re very excited to have Gordon on board. His depth of experience, knowledge and management capabilities will complement our growing team of seasoned executives.”

More information about the team is available can be found on our team page.


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About Blossom Genetics

Blossom Genetics produces proprietary medicinal cannabis genetics and products.

Our mission is to advance medicinal cannabis through scientific research to develop best in class products for our customers.


Our founders are one of the largest soft fruit growers and breeders in Europe. As industry leaders with over 50 years experience we bring our experience and knowledge to produce

the highest quality medical products in an industry that has historically lacked best in class standards.


We are a best in class horticultural business. Through research, education, and knowledge-sharing, we’re inspiring new thinking and informed decisions about medical cannabis and health. Learn more at www.blossomgenetics.com and follow us on Twitter @BlossomGenetics.

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