Dr Martin Easter has been appointed chief scientific officer for Hygiena International.
Dr Easter (pictured) has 30 years’ experience as an industrial microbiologist, and studied for his PhD in Aberdeen where he developed his interest in rapid microbiological methods. He has over 15 years’ experience in industrial food microbiology, developing implementing and researching rapid methods.
Dr Easter, who is already general manager for Hygiena, said: “I am delighted to take up the role of chief scientific officer for Hygiena and look forward to enabling the business to continue its strong growth through the development and application of rapid detection technologies in support of quality and safety assurance.”
Hygiena delivers rapid microbial detection, monitoring, and identification solutions to a wide range of industries, including food and beverage, healthcare, hospitality, pharmaceuticals, and personal care. Utilising advanced technologies and patented designs, Hygiena provides industry-leading ATP monitoring systems, PCR-based pathogen detection and characterisation systems, allergen tests, environmental collection devices, and more.