Who We Are
Tissue Solutions is a customer-focused provider of ethically sourced human samples required for preclinical drug development and research. Our management team has a wealth of experience gained from many years in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry.
Morag McFarlane, PhD
Morag is the founding director of Tissue Solutions and has extensive experience in the preclinical research and development arena.
Morag previously worked as the Principal Scientist for a pre-clinical drug discovery services company. She led a team producing detailed project proposals through specific scientific discussion and contract negotiations with clients (directly responsible for the scientific content of over £20 million of contracts).
Previously she worked for one of the world’s largest specialist providers of contract biologics safety testing, GMP manufacturing, and pre-clinical and clinical testing services. This was initially as their Development Scientist then as the Study Director for molecular biology. Her first industrial position was as a Development Scientist carrying out R&D on DNA extractions kits.
Fiona Mackenzie, PhD, MBA
Client Services Director
Fiona has a dual role at Tissue Solutions being responsible for Data Management and the Quality Management System and also scientific support.
She has extensive knowledge in preclinical research and drug discovery with over 15 years experience working in both industrial and university research laboratories.
Before joining Tissue Solutions, she previously worked as the Senior Scientist for a pre-clinical drug discovery company responsible for the development and execution of medium throughput screening. Fiona has also worked as a Project Manager for a university transfer technology centre ensuring that research projects were delivered to customers within budget and to the quality expected.
Simon Golding, ACA
Consultant Financial Director
Tissue Solutions are delighted to have on board Simon Goulding as a consulting Finance Director to the business.
Simon comes with a wealth of experience. He has held a number of high profile finance positions including, Chief Operating Officer at Campbell Dallas LLP, Head of Finance & Administration at Blandy & Blandy LLP and Finance Manager at Deloitte Consulting. While at Campbell Dallas, an accountancy firm with fees of £10M and 150 staff, he was responsible for the support functions with five direct reports in Finance, HR, IT, Marketing and Facilities managers. Simon will be responsible for the finance function at Tissue Solutions on a part time basis.
Derek McFerran, PhD
Business Development Director
Derek joined Tissue Solutions as Business Development Director in June 2013. Derek has over 15 years’ experience in the life science sector and has worked for both drug discovery and biotechnology companies, most recently as Account Manager for a leading USA based, manufacturer of reagents for life science and cell therapy markets. He has held a variety of senior roles including Project Manager and Business development manager at a pre-clinical drug discover service provider.
Derek is responsible for global business development activities at Tissue Solutions, strengthening relationships with our established key clients and identifying new areas to grow our business.