Dr Michael Caves is Business Development Manager at Malvern-Aimil instruments. He has spent over thirteen years working in various academic and commercial bioscience laboratories, analysing a range of materials in various contexts.His first job, in a hospital histology department, involved using antibodies to detect marker-proteins in tissue samples, aiding the medical diagnosis of various cancers. His PhD research project involved collaborating with a Cambridge-based formulation-development company (Arecor Limited) in order to study the process of protein inactivation. Following this, he worked for SGS M-Scan, a contract research organisation based in Wokingham, developing the company’s biopharmaceutical biophysical analysis and formulation development services, before moving to Malvern Instruments in 2013.