Management & Advisors
Apps Lab Manager
Bachelor of Science (University of Adelaide)
Michael Summerford has been a medical scientist working in microbiology for over 30 years. His work has included 20 years in private and public diagnostic microbiology, managing both clinical and veterinary laboratories, as well doing research into the molecular mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance.
Prior to joining LBT Michael was Laboratory Manager of the microbiology teaching and research labs at the University of South Australia, lecturing and demonstrating in the School of Pharmacy and Medical sciences.
Michael spent 5 years as Technical Manager for Oxoid Australia developing and commercializing novel diagnostic kits and prepared media formulations. His career has included time working for a software company developing and installing laboratory information management systems (LIMS) throughout the world.
Michael has been involved with the Australian Society for Microbiology for over 20 years and has performed various roles, including treasurer, for the South Australian Branch.
Vice President, Global Business Development
Bachelor of Applied Science in Medical Technology (University of South Australia), Masters Degree in Technology Management (Melbourne Business School), Fellow of Australian Institute of Medical Scientists
Peter Bradley has over 30 years’ experience in medical science and drug and diagnostic product development, and the commercialisation expertise to get innovations to market. With a career spanning laboratory medicine, the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology and consulting, he has broad experience in business development, research management, technology commercialisation, and sales and marketing.
Peter was most recently Managing Director of Qatalyst BioConsulting, offering strategic and business development advice to biotech companies in Australia and New Zealand, and regional assistance to US-based companies. He previously served as Managing Director of KODE Biotech and as Head of Product Development and Regulatory Affairs at CSL Limited’s Bioscience Division, where he helped to secure significant licensing deals for Australia’s largest biopharmaceutical firm.
Bachelor of Applied Science in Medical Technology (University of South Australia), Masters Degree in Science and Technology Commercialisation (University of Adelaide)
Lusia Guthrie has over 30 years’ experience in the pathology laboratory and pharmaceutical industries. After launching her career as a medical laboratory scientist, she spent 13 years in various managerial roles at the pharmaceutical company, FH Faulding & Co, before co-founding LBT Innovations in 2004. She has broad executive and management experience, with specific expertise in product development, production and supply chain management, industrial relations, regulatory compliance, and intellectual property management.
Lusia has previously served on the Manufacturing Consultative Council for the Government of South Australia, the Commonwealth Government’s Future Manufacturing Industry Innovation Council, and the Assessment Panel for the Medical Device Commercialisation Program at the SA Department of Trade and Economic Development.
She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and currently serves on the AusMedtech Council, the Ausbiotech Medical Devices Advisory Committee, and the ACVT Industry Advisory Panel at the University of Adelaide.
Director Quality and Regulatory
B.App.Sc. Analytical Chemistry & Microbiology
Julie has over 30 years’ experience in the life sciences industry. This includes 20 years’ experience with a pharmaceutical manufacturing company, FH Faulding, and 10 years with SeerPharma as GMP consultant. While in industry, Julie held technical and project management roles across research and development, including technology transfer to routine manufacture, as well as management positions within IT. These roles also involved her in clinical trials work and submissions to regulatory authorities. As a senior GMP consultant Julie worked with multiple organisations in computer systems validation and in the design and implementation of Quality Management Systems to international and local standards.
Julie brings experience in the product development lifecycle and the subsequent transition to commercial manufacture.
Bachelor of Computing - Digital Technology (Monash University)
Tom Cosic is a software engineer and program manager who has led the development of a number of bioanalytical instruments and robotic technologies used in cutting-edge medical research. Over the past 10 years, Tom has been based in Melbourne, working for Melbourne software company Hydrix and the design engineering firm Invetech, where he led teams of up to 50 people in the delivery of FDA-approved in vitro diagnostic devices.
Tom is well versed in LBT’s core APAS® technology, having coordinated the commercial development of the ground-breaking plate-screening technology at Hydrix in 2013-14. He is now in charge of overseeing the APAS development program for our company, including product innovations and line extensions with the capability to extend the technology’s reach and relevance in the global marketplace.
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Curtin University of Technology)
As LBT’s software engineer, Tomasz Grzegurzko is responsible for supporting the development of the computer software that underpins all of our automated technologies. Since joining LBT in mid-2014, Tomasz has been working closely with the computer vision specialists at the Australian Centre for Visual Technologies (ACVT) in configuring and testing the image analysis software that forms the backbone of APAS® and our ‘intelligent imaging’ technology platform.
Prior to joining LBT, Tomasz worked as a senior software developer and technical lead for a number of Australian and international companies, including Snap Network Surveillance, Cohda Wireless and CG Global.
Ph.D Biomedical Sciences (University of South Australia), Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (University of South Australia) and Fellow of the Australian Society for Microbiology (FASM).
Specialising in technological advancement, Dr Giglio has over 20 years’ experience, and has been instrumental in the development of new and rapid technologies. He has led several large infectious diseases laboratories and has guided the implementation of automated systems and workflows into high throughput laboratories.
Dr Giglio worked as Chief Scientist for Healthscope Pathology before being appointed Department Supervisor for Infectious Diseases at Clinpath Adelaide Pathology, part of Sonic Healthcare. During these posts he introduced automated methodology for urinalysis, bacterial identification, digital imaging for colony counting, and molecular testing. It was during this time that he was first exposed to APAS® as the Principal Investigator in the first round of clinical trials. Dr Giglio continued his partnership with LBT throughout the clinical trials and co-authored several joint publications.