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Hart’s Heritage

Where it all began

From a small local family-business, we’ve grown into a thriving biomedical company with a global reach. We’ve flourished from an enterprise of just three people to a forty-strong team, building a global network of distributors, from Europe, to South America and Asia.

In a company history spanning almost 20 years, we’ve won many awards, been at the cutting edge of innovation and developed strong roots in the local community.

Here are some highlights of the great stuff we’ve done over the years…
2002
We were founded in 2002 by industry expert Albert Pattison

Renowned industry expert Albert Pattison kick started the company in 2002 with a core mission to manufacture and supply the Manchester Capillary Reagent. 

The Manchester Capillary Reagent is the first-choice solution for INR monitoring and a corner stone of our business.

2009
We moved to our new state of the art headquarters

We moved our headquarters to a new state of the art purpose-built office and laboratory site at the Rivergreen Business Centre, Queens Meadow, Hartlepool. 

2013
We started work on our Platelet Aggregation projects

Our Platelet Aggregation work was a shrewd business move for Hart Bio. It filled a gap in the market and enabled us to work with industry experts to create a full suite of testing capabilities for whole blood and plasma samples, putting us ahead of the competition.

2014
We secured our first European distribution partnership

We secured an exclusive distribution partnership with leading German medical diagnostics supplier Haemochrom Diagnostica.  

The contract allows us to supply its platelet function and platelet aggregation reagent lines into several European countries.

2015
We won not one but two North East Business Awards

We bagged a double honour, winning in both the Export and Innovation awards at the North East Business Awards in 2015. 

We were the only organisation lucky enough to collect two trophies on the night.

2015
We first represented the UK at the International Society of Thrombosis

We represented the UK at the International Society of Thrombosis, where we were joined by distinguished companies from more than 300 medical societies and government health agencies from 65 countries. 

The conference called for hospital-based risk assessments for venous thromboembolism (VTE).

We've since moved this to a regular occurrence, aiming to attend each of the (now annual) ISTH events.

2017
A multi award-winning year

This was a bumper year for us as we received awards at both the North East Business Awards and Made in the North East Awards.

2017
Our founder Alby was awarded the Freedom of Hartlepool

We’re seen as a pillar of the community in the region and in 2017 our founder Alby Pattison was awarded the Freedom of Hartlepool for services to the local community.

2018
Our very own Alby Pattison was awarded an MBE by the Duke of Cambridge

Alby received his MBE for services to international trade and the Tees Valley economy. 

He received the award at a glittering ceremony at Buckingham Palace accompanied by his wife and family.

2018
6th Lab operational

In 2018 we opened our 6th bespoke, humidity-controlled production lab. This gave us even more capacity and agility to support our expanding customer base. 

All our facilities help our team to develop and control our products and processes with utmost precision.

2019
Alexander Ebinger becomes our new MD

Alex worked alongside our founder Alby for six years prior to taking over the helm as Managing Director. 

He was previously Head of Research and Development, playing a crucial role in the company’s strategic direction.

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2002
We were founded in 2002 by industry expert Albert Pattison

Renowned industry expert Albert Pattison kick started the company in 2002 with a core mission to manufacture and supply the Manchester Capillary Reagent. 

The Manchester Capillary Reagent is the first-choice solution for INR monitoring and a corner stone of our business.

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2009
We moved to our new state of the art headquarters

We moved our headquarters to a new state of the art purpose-built office and laboratory site at the Rivergreen Business Centre, Queens Meadow, Hartlepool. 

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2013
We started work on our Platelet Aggregation projects

Our Platelet Aggregation work was a shrewd business move for Hart Bio. It filled a gap in the market and enabled us to work with industry experts to create a full suite of testing capabilities for whole blood and plasma samples, putting us ahead of the competition.

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2014
We secured our first European distribution partnership

We secured an exclusive distribution partnership with leading German medical diagnostics supplier Haemochrom Diagnostica.  

The contract allows us to supply its platelet function and platelet aggregation reagent lines into several European countries.

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2015
We won not one but two North East Business Awards

We bagged a double honour, winning in both the Export and Innovation awards at the North East Business Awards in 2015. 

We were the only organisation lucky enough to collect two trophies on the night.

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2015
We first represented the UK at the International Society of Thrombosis

We represented the UK at the International Society of Thrombosis, where we were joined by distinguished companies from more than 300 medical societies and government health agencies from 65 countries. 

The conference called for hospital-based risk assessments for venous thromboembolism (VTE).

We've since moved this to a regular occurrence, aiming to attend each of the (now annual) ISTH events.

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2017
A multi award-winning year

This was a bumper year for us as we received awards at both the North East Business Awards and Made in the North East Awards.

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2017
Our founder Alby was awarded the Freedom of Hartlepool

We’re seen as a pillar of the community in the region and in 2017 our founder Alby Pattison was awarded the Freedom of Hartlepool for services to the local community.

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2018
Our very own Alby Pattison was awarded an MBE by the Duke of Cambridge

Alby received his MBE for services to international trade and the Tees Valley economy. 

He received the award at a glittering ceremony at Buckingham Palace accompanied by his wife and family.

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2018
6th Lab operational

In 2018 we opened our 6th bespoke, humidity-controlled production lab. This gave us even more capacity and agility to support our expanding customer base. 

All our facilities help our team to develop and control our products and processes with utmost precision.

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2019
Alexander Ebinger becomes our new MD

Alex worked alongside our founder Alby for six years prior to taking over the helm as Managing Director. 

He was previously Head of Research and Development, playing a crucial role in the company’s strategic direction.

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2020
We continue to develop, progress, and grow

Since our small beginning, we’ve grown and developed year on year, expanding our expertise and resources.

Our labs are now supplied with top-of-the-line equipment including three fully automated bespoke freeze driers, and pellet production facilities. Alongside our bioburden testing facilities and dedicated documentation archives, we’re proud of our industry-leading state-of-the-art capabilities.

We can’t wait to see what happens next
Meet Our Team

With a background in computational biochemistry, Jack is Hart's Key Account Manager, also overseeing the distributor network, and marketing activities.

Jack Doyle
Key Account Manager

With over 10 years experience in Haemostasis R&D, Alex is dedicated to keeping Hart Biologicals at the top of its field scientifically and growing the business through technological advancement.

Alexander Ebinger
Managing Director

With classical education in biochemistry from Tübingen (Germany), Christian is Hart's R&D lead, working on development of new reagents, techniques, and products from within the company.

Christian Genz
R&D Manager

Jason oversees production at Hart, and is also the problem solver, linking up with external contractors and companies to improve infrastructure within the company.

Jason Pattison
Operations Manager

Jen handles the Quality department, ensuring that our products and processes meet and exceed industry standards. She also guides us towards requirements and improvements for external certifications and audits.

Jennifer Feasby
Quality Manager

Paul is an experienced sales professional with over 40 years in the healthcare industry. As our sales manager, he's focusing our efforts on the UK and abroad.

Paul Bates
Sales Manager

Keighley has led several departments throughout the growth of Hart Biologicals and has a great understanding of our products and our customers’ needs. She is a key contact for technical support and oversees product validation and verification.

Keighley Larkin
Technical Manager

With a long history in Pathology and IT in the NHS, Kev manages all of our software and hardware platforms, ensuring smooth delivery of IT services to staff and customers.

 

Kev Downes
IT Manager

A CIMA Qualified Chartered Accountant with 16+ years in senior finance roles, Helen joined in 2019 in a newly created role. She is responsible for the delivery and improvement of all accounting operations, to support Hart’s continual progression.

Helen Brooks
Financial Controller

Nicole is our product manager, linking departments together to handle the needs of our external partners. She works to ensure a smooth connection between supplier and customer.

Nicole Slater
Product Manager

After graduating with a degree in Biomedical Science, John has worked in Hart’s Quality Control Department since 2012.

John Brunger
QC Supervisor

Jenny is the go-to person for quality and regulatory affairs. She explores requirements for doing business in new regions, and also contributes a lot to our internal quality system.

Jenny Leach
Regulatory Affairs Officer

Sandra is a former NHS Rheumatology nurse, now focusing on forming strategic partnerships to coordinate Hart's blood requirements throughout all departments.

Sandra Hull
Phlebotomy Lead

Richie started at Hart in R&D -- now he's the Technical department's supervisor, helping to oversee technical documentation; implementing and validating new products, and assisting with all other technical enquiries. 

Richard Chapman
Technical Supervisor

Having worked her way up from starting at Hart as an apprentice, Kensey is now our production supervisor, in charge of handling scheduling, staffing, and ensuring that Hart produces high-quality products, week-in, week-out.

Kensey Robinson
Production Supervisor
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