The Team

Cambond Ltd was founded by two Cambridge based Technology Entrepreneur Drs Xiaobin Zhao and Gareth Roberts. Dr Xiaobin Zhao was trained as a polymer chemist and holds visiting professorship of three universities including University of Strathclyde in UK, Changzhou University and Lanzhou University in China. He is a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) and chartered chemist (CChem). He is a Fellow of Insitute of Materials. Minerals and Mine (FIMMM). He is worldly well known biomaterial expert in research and development of biopolymer, biomaterial and medical devices and has published more than  60 research papers, 20 patents, 5 books and book chapters. In addition, he has significant industrial R&D experiences and has developed many products into the market, including J&J’s Puragen and Puragen Plus (dermal fillers), TheraGlass and TheraGlass+Ag (NovaThera Ltd) , Zestica Moisturiser and Zestica Fertility (Burdica Biomed) and Tiangeyuan ® natural seeds coating materials (Jiangsu Cambridge Innovative Materials Ltd, China).

Dr Gareth Roberts has been the Board Member of the British Library from 2004-2007 and member of audit committee. He was the Group Director for Neuroscience Discovery SmithKline Beecham and has extensive global project management experience and responsibilities in Europe, USA, Japan and China, including strategic assessment of IP portfolios in relation to international advances in bioinformatics, genetics, biotechnology, medical devices and drug discovery. He has management experience of corporate strategic planning processes in large multinational corporations and smaller biotech companies. He has founded PneumaCare, financed the company through initial development and prototyping of PneumaScan device and has developed NovaThera Ltd, an Imperial College spin out company, from a start up worth less than £0.25million to an acquisition valued at more than £15 million.

UK-China JVC CamTian New Materials Co Ltd (英中合资常州康天新材料科技有限公司)

Cambond Chinese JVC is located at Chinese Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development Changzhou Wujin Green Building Industry Cluster Demonstration Zone. The team in the JVC is closely working with chinese wood panel industry to develop innovative green glue manufacturing process to meet the ‘go greener’ needs in China.  

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