Vectura hold Lunch Seminar for Scientists

1st May 2014

Dr Chris Blackwell, CEO of Vectura introduces John Hall and Jeff Thomas to his team in Chippenham

Dr Chris Blackwell, CEO of Vectura introduces John Hall and Jeff Thomas to his team in Chippenham

On Tuesday 29th April, John Hall and Jeff Thomas were invited to hold a lunch time seminar for the Vectura Group scientists at their offices in Chippenham.

Vectura, one of the London Pride Spinhaler corporate sponsors, is a product development company that focuses on the development of pharmaceutical therapies for the treatment of airways-related diseases, including asthma.

John Hall 1

The pair were introduced by Vectura CEO Dr Chris Blackwell, who handed over to John Hall who spoke of his reasons for creating the team to take part in the Race Across America, what the race itself entails and the awareness and fund raising we hope to achieve for Asthma UK.

Jeff Thomas 1

Jeff told his own, very personal story about his daughter Antonia, and her tragic, untimely death from an asthma attack in 2009. He also spoke of the importance of creating an Action Plan and talked of the great work Asthma UK are doing in lobbying, raising awareness and providing support to sufferers.

John with Group

After the presentation the scientists had a chance to look over the two different bikes that the team have been training with and will use during the race, John was on hand to explain why two bikes are needed for the varying terrain and speed to get the team safely and quickly across America.

Jeff Thomas, Chris Blackwell, Fleaur Wood John Hall

From Left to Right: Jeff Thomas, Dr Chris Blackwell, Fleur Wood (Vectura Corporate Investor Relations) and John Hall with the bikes to be used during RAAM

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