Dr Steve Brewer
Cells Biochemicals Proteins
Bioproducts Technology Consultant

Stephen J. Brewer, B.Sc. Ph.D.

Stephen J. Brewer, B.Sc. Ph.D.

With over 30 years of bio-industry experience to draw upon, I have now been working as an independent biotechnology consultant since 1996. In that time my consultancy has assisted more than 40 bio-businesses with over 60 projects and I have gained a reputation for providing honest and independent advice to my clients. I enjoy using my experience in the pharmaceutical, agricultural and biotechnology markets to provide technical advice and to help bio-businesses to find markets for their products. Please see my case studies for more information on some specific projects I have consulted on.


B. Sc. Biochemistry (Honors), Queen Elizabeth College, London University, 1970

Ph.D. Bristol University, Dept. Bacteriology, 1974
Thesis: "An exo-b-N-acetylglucosaminidase from Bacillus subtilis B"

Employment History

1996- present  Bioproducts Technology Consultant
Contracts with over 40 biotechnology and service companies, including bio-business development, drug discovery, biotherapeutic manufacturing, out-licensing, sales, marketing, bioanalytics and natural products and biochemicals. See my case studies for more information.

Monsanto Company (USA)

1989-1997 Director, Bioproducts Chemistry
(biologicals manufacture, drug discovery and lead development, natural products)

1993-1996 Associate Director, Analytical Sciences Center, Corporate Research
(protein analytics, bioanalytics, microscopy, materials characterisation)

1986-1989 Analytics Manager, Bioprocess Development
(analytical support of bioprocesses, specifications of rDNA derived protein drugs)

Searle R&D Ltd.

1980-1986 Biotechnology Development, Senior Group Leader
(purification and characterisation of rDNA derived proteins drugs)

Glaxo Group Research Ltd.
1974-1980 Biochemistry Dept., Laboratory Head
(biosynthesis of cephalosporins, development of screening assays)



        Articles and reviews in scientific journals and text books (24).

       Patents (3).

        Invited papers and presentations in Europe and America (16).