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Dr Marie Labus

Business Development Manager



As part of Research and Enterprise Services Enterprise team at Newcastle University, I am responsible for all aspects of 'enterprise', including for example consultancy, CPD, patents, licensing, commercial collaborations, project management, knowledge transfer and all related services. An important aspect of my role is to formulate a commercialisation strategy for promising opportunities, to market new technologies to industry, as well as assisting in spin-out company formation.

Previous positions

Clinical Research Facility Manager (University of Aberdeen/NHS Grampian)

Managing Director of Auvation Ltd (EiRx Therapeutics Plc)

Research and Development Manager (Auvation Ltd)

TCS Associate (Schering Plough Animal Health)



NVQ (Level4) Business Management

PhD Recombinant Vaccine Development for Aquaculture (University of Aberdeen)

BSc (Hons) Biochemistry/Immunology (University of Aberdeen) 


Although I am no longer actively engaged in research I have an interest in drug discovery, cell biology and immunological conditions.


I am a guest lecturer on two MSc modules run by the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Medical Biotechnology and Enterprise and The Science of the Biotechnology Industry where I discuss the process of technology transfer and how to write a business plan.