Working together for less pollution and plastics and a happier, healthier planet
Cambond was set up by two entrepreneurs, Professor Xiaobin Zhao and Dr Gareth Roberts.
We’re based in Cambridge, UK, at the Future Business Centre, and have a subsidiary in Changzhou, China. Our Chinese team is working closely with the country’s wood panel industry to develop innovative environmentally friendly glue manufacturing processes to meet the nation’s ‘go greener’ needs.
Xiaobin is our founder and CEO, and trained as a polymer chemist. He holds visiting professorships in the Universities of Strathclyde, UK, Changzhou and Lanzhou in China.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a chartered chemist (CChem).
Xiaobin is well known as an expert in biomaterials and the development of medical biopolymers and medical devices. He has extensive product development experience, including regulatory and quality control functions.
Gareth looks after business development and intellectual property, and taught at Imperial College Medical School before becoming a Group Director at the pharmaceutical giant SmithKline Beecham.
He has extensive research and development management experience, and also in the development and commercial exploitation of intellectual property. Gareth’s main role is evaluating areas where Cambond’s unique technology can be exploited quickly and cost effectively.
Cambond also has a trade office in London, a pilot development facility at the National Institute of Agricultural Botany’s Eastern AgriTech Innovation Hub in Soham, Ely, and a subsidiary based in Changzhou, China.