A trained Clinical Chemist, Dr Ranald Sutherland has over 20 years of commercial experience in the In Vitro Diagnostics and the Biotechnology industries.
In 1983, he joined the Biomedical Group at the Battelle Institute in Geneva (a global science and technology enterprise specialized in consultancy and contract research), where he was responsible for managing medical devices and diagnostics projects for commercial customers in the US, Europe, and Japan.
In 1987, Ranald joined Abbott Laboratories Diagnostics Division in Chicago and latterly in the European headquarters in Germany. He had a number of business roles including European technology licensing and acquisition activities, product development and project management mainly in the area of infectious disease diagnostic products for the detection of HIV, HCV, and HTLV infections.
In 1997, he left Abbott to join Boehringer Mannheim (which became Roche Diagnostics) based in Mannheim, Germany. As Vice President of Program Management and Business Development, Ranald was responsible for two consecutive programs in Molecular Diagnostics and Laboratory Automation, including being responsible for the appropriate licensing and alliance management activities.
In 2004, Ranald started an independent consultancy, executing business strategy and technology due diligence projects for a number of European, IVD, biotechnology and medical devices companies. He joined FIND in August 2005 as a consultant in Technology and Business Development.