Introducing the Synoptics team!

Our team’s extensive experience spans various divisions, including Syngene, Synbiosis, Fistreem, and Gallenkamp. With two offices, one in the UK and the other in the USA, we are fully equipped to provide you with the support you need for your laboratory requirements.

Kate George
Kate GeorgeSales and Technical Director
Kate joined Synoptics as an Applications Specialist for Synbiosis in March 2010 and took over running the Synbiosis division in 2014. She is now the Sales and Technical Director for Synoptics. Kate studied for a degree in Biomedical Sciences at Portsmouth University, specialising in Microbiology. Previously employed by Wickham Laboratories in Hampshire, where she started as a Virology and Microbiology Technician, she then went on to manage the Sterility department and became a Study Director for GLP/GMP sample testing.
Clare Hough
Clare HoughFinance Director
In November 2000, Clare joined Synoptics as the Finance Manager. She was instrumental in achieving the AIM listing for SDI Plc in 2008 before taking over as Finance and Operations Director for Synoptics Limited in 2019.

Before joining Synoptics, Clare gained her ACCA qualification in 1996 while working at the University of Cambridge Physiology Department, before becoming an Audit Manager at KPMG, specialising in Owner Managed Businesses and the Education Sector.

Clare Grimsey
Clare Grimsey Sales Manager
Clare is the Sales Manager for the Syngene, Fistreem and Gallenkamp brands. She has worked at Synoptics for 4 years and was essential in the process of onboarding of Fistreem and Gallenkamp brands. Before working at Synoptics, Clare worked with a range of companies in the scientific field in a similar role. If you want to know more about our Syngene, Fistreem and Gallenkamp ranges contact Clare at
Dr Martin Biggs
Dr Martin Biggs UK & Ireland Sales Manager
Martin joined Syngene as the UK & Ireland Sales Manager in 2012 and is responsible for looking after direct sales in the UK and our distributors in Ireland and the UK. Martin studied Biological Sciences at the University of Plymouth for his first degree and holds a PhD in Bioscience and Biotechnology from the University of Strathclyde. His previous experience was as Sales and Marketing Director at GRI and European Sales Manager at Hoefer, Scie-plas and Biochrom Spectrophotometers.
Richard Edridge
Richard EdridgeProjects and Sales Manager
Richard is a Sales and Projects Manager at Synbiosis, where he drives advancements in products, processes, and technology. He has a background in Biological Sciences and computing, which helps him develop solutions that meet customer needs. Richard has successfully launched innovative products and participates in conferences to stay updated with the latest developments in biological sciences and computing.
Simon Gough
Simon GoughService Manager
Simon has been an excellent member of our team for over 30 years, currently working as a Service Manager for the Syngene, Synbiosis, Fistreem, and Gallenkamp divisions
Josh Greene
Josh GreeneSupport Engineer
Josh joined us in 2023. With his extensive experience in various industries, from food production to telecoms, he brings diverse skills to the Syngene, Synbiosis, Fistreem, and Gallenkamp divisions. Josh’s friendly demeanour makes him the perfect addition to the Synoptics family and the ideal person to help you with your systems.
Laura Turner
Laura TurnerField Applications Specialist
In August 2022, Laura joined the Synoptics Inc. team to handle Syngene and Synbiosis field applications for the USA and Canada. Her role primarily involves performing demonstrations and training lab personnel on using our instruments. Previously, she worked in Histocompatibility, conducting DNA typing, serology assays, and antibody testing for a busy transplant lab. With her passion for scientific innovation and expertise in the field, Laura is an excellent asset to the Team.
Dr Lindsey Kirby
Dr Lindsey Kirby Product Specialist
Lindsey is a Product Specialist who handles the Syngene, Fistreem, and Gallenkamp brands. She has been with Synoptics for 14 years and has closely collaborated with the Support, R&D, and Sales teams. With a Doctorate in Philosophy that focuses on molecular neuropsychopharmacology and extensive experience in molecular biology, Lindsey is an invaluable member of the team.
Nick Perkins
Nick Perkins Application Specialist
Nick is a highly skilled Applications Specialist at Synoptics. With his technical expertise, he regularly meets with customers to provide top-notch support and contributes to the development of cutting-edge products. His journey to this position started as a Biomedical Scientist in hospital laboratories across the UK, where he honed his skills and gained invaluable experience.
Kirsty McGlashan
Kirsty McGlashan Marketing Specialist
Kirsty is a dedicated Marketing Specialist at Synoptics. Her passion for excellence is reflected in her work, where she manages the Syngene, Synbiosis, Gallenkamp, and Fistreem divisions. She joined the team at the start of 2023, bringing a wealth of experience gained from working in both B2B agencies and in-house settings. Kirsty’s previous role at Anglian Waters Central Laboratory in purchasing has honed her industry experience, making her an asset to the Synoptics team.