Tony Kinsella, Chief Executive at Lucideon
International materials development consultancy, Lucideon, is opening new offices in Cambridge where it will develop novel polymer systems as a result of continued growth.
Operating as Lucideon Cambridge Polymer Limited, the new site on Cambridge Science Park will be the hub of development for high-value applications for use in industry, particularly in the healthcare sector.
As our strategy for the future is based on innovation and developing cutting-edge technologies it seemed a natural move for us to be part of the thriving and energetic science, engineering and business communities that exist in the greater Cambridge area,” said Tony Kinsella, Chief Executive at Lucideon.
Lucideon develops cutting-edge materials technologies for sectors including medical devices, ceramics and nuclear. Current work includes the development of field-enhanced processing technology to reduce the energy used to produce ceramics, inorganic controlled release technologies for the healthcare industries and a new technology, MIDAR, which can be used to encapsulate nuclear industry waste.
The decision to have a base in Europe’s longest-serving and largest centre for commercial research and development forms part of Lucideon’s ambitious expansion plans, which include opening offices in North Carolina, Turkey, Japan and Australia.
In line with the company’s plans to hire 100 new staff over the next three years, new roles will be added at the office. Lucideon also hopes to strengthen links with the high-tech sector companies within the area.