Hart Innovations was founded in 2012, to support sister company Hart Biologicals with the
increasing high-demand for contract research.
Based in the heart of the North East and working within a 700sq ft laboratory, the
organisation uses state-of-the-art chromatography equipment to support the development
and manufacture of products.
The company is supported by a young dynamic team committed to keeping all partners at
the forefront of patient blood management.
In particular Hart Innovations works alongside key client TEM International, manufacturers
of the Rotem System.
While continuing to build upon its growing reputation in the industry, the company is also
focused on giving back, working with local schools and students to emphasise the
importance of science as a career path.
Within only 3 years Hart Innovations has already been awarded the North East Business
Awards for Innovation, winning both the local Tees-Valley heat and the regional North East
heat in 2015.
After the success and fast growth of Hart Biologicals, Alby set up Hart Innovations to support the continuous demand for contract research.
A former student of Manchester University, Alby completed his degree and worked his way up through various positions in hospitals and research centres.
In 2002 Alby decided he had ventured as far as he could within his career. With job offers flooding in from as far as Texas, he stayed within his hometown noticing a gap in the market for his expertise in blood diagnostics.
Since then the company has gone from strength to strength prompting the development of Hart Innovations.
This has been a massive success and strengthened further the relationship with key client TEM.
Aside from work, Alby is a keen follower of sport supporting Seaton Carew Cricket Club and Hartlepool Rovers rugby team.
Head of Research and Development
Head of Research and Development
Alexander began working with Hart Biologicals around six years ago, when he first visited the company on an industrial placement with his university.
Originally from Asperg in Germany, Alexander always had a key interest in science, finding a natural talent for the subject in school.
Also encouraged by his father’s successful career in the field, he chose to study Biochemistry at Tübingen University.
After visiting and meeting Managing Director Alby Pattison, Alexander admired the work of the company and wanted to join.
Swapping the German delicacy Maultaschen for the Teesside parmesan, Alexander started his life in the North East of England living on the picturesque Hartlepool Marina.
In his day-to-day work Alexander keeps on top of the team, liaising with Tem and working on Quality Control and product validation.
In his spare time Alexander enjoys a series of hobbies including golf, archery and catching up with the latest Game of Thrones.
Most recently, Alexander celebrated Hart Innovations win in the North East Business Awards, taking home a trophy in both the Teesside heats and overall North East Innovation category.
Richard joined the Hart Innovations team after a more turbulent route into science.
After beginning a degree in Physics at Nottingham University, he decided the course wasn’t right for him and travelled home to find full-time employment.
With close-links to the Pattison family, Richard jumped at the chance when a position at Hart Biologicals became available.
He began as a Research and Development Technician, developing his skill-set and advancing onto further projects including work for TEM.
When Hart Innovations formed, due to his vast experience with the company’s main client, Richard was an obvious choice to join the team.
Richard’s position allows him to oversee the full research process, from planning a project to writing up the end documents and sending it on to another department.
One of Richard’s achievements includes being nominated for ‘Employee of the year’ at the Hartlepool Youth Investment Awards, recognising him for his commitment and passion for the company.
He is also a STEM ambassador and travels round schools in the local area educating the students about his career route and the importance of science.
In his spare time, Richard enjoys keeping fit, playing football and has recently taken up Karate gaining his yellow belt.
Christian is a recent addition to the Hart Innovations team, a University colleague of Alexander, he was attracted to the company while studying for his PhD.
Originally from Berlin, Christian attended Tübingen University to study Biochemistry.
He always had a natural talent for science and was chosen out of 2000 students to compete for Germany in the International Biology Olympiad in 2003.
After completing his degree he was interested in the work of his former flatmate and travelled to the UK to learn about Hart Biologicals.
In August 2014, Christian decided to move to Hartlepool in order to join the Hart Innovations team.
Since then he has enjoyed every minute of his new position enjoying the freedom of the lab in planning projects, analysing data and reporting on experiments.
His biggest achievement when working for the company has been its first award win at the Teesside Business Awards.
Outside of work Christian loves to catch up with the latest box set, watch movies and also play a few games of volleyball.
Hart Innovations Intern
Hart Innovations Intern
Shelley, who is 31 and from Seaham, is in her final year of BioMedical sciences at Sunderland University and joined us in September 2015 for a 1 year sandwich placement.
After a more unconventional route into the field having previously worked as a beauty therapist then putting her career on hold to start a family, Shelley decided to pursue her interests and will be working on research into Protein Purification at Hart Innovations.
She said: “A lot of placements offered to us at university are in the healthcare sector, working at hospitals and surgeries. I wanted to focus on the more industrial element of how medical processes and machinery is formed and improved.
“Its great getting the opportunity to put my last two years of university experience into practice, the team have really helped us to settle in and I cannot wait to begin working on projects of my own.”