David Leach

Principal Separation Scientist

David manages the flow of projects through the laboratories, designating scientists and equipment. He is responsible for investigating improvements to working practices through procedures or equipment investment.

Prior to joining Reach Separations, David spent a short time at a CRO as a synthetic chemist where he delivered mg to g scale quantities of compounds to clients across a wide range of sectors. He then joined AstraZeneca as a large-scale chromatography specialist, which involved developing chromatography processes for projects for early phase clinical trials, many of which were to cGMP standards. David has also performed synthetic chemistry in large-scale laboratories and pilot plant.

Fun fact: David is an enthusiastic swimmer and cyclist but claims not to be very good at either. He also enjoys watching rugby and football.

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