About us


30 Technology is a privately owned biopharmaceutical company developing nitric oxide-generating technologies for healthcare applications, that represent the most significant advance in combating anti-microbial resistant infections in over 50 years.

Our proprietary NO-generating platform safely delivers sustained high-dose nitric oxide in multiple forms (e.g., an inhaled liquid, topical gel, or dry powder), at multiple doses and for durations ranging from hours to days. This exceptional customisability makes it ideal for use in a broad range of clinical applications with 30 Technology initially targeting respiratory disease, animal health, rare diseases, oral health, and ophthalmology.

Our lead respiratory candidates are inhaled solutions that deliver potent broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity directly on the surface of the lung tissue. They target the most severe respiratory infections that affect patients with chronic respiratory diseases such as cystic fibrosis (CF), bronchiectasis (NCFB) and COPD and are already in multiple Phase II human clinical trials.

30 Technology was founded in 2018 by Professor Chris Wood, an honorary Professor at Imperial College London and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and has attracted investment from Morningside Ventures and Scottish Enterprise.

In Q2 2023, 30 Technology divested its antimicrobial wound care division to Convatec for over $220 million.
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We have built a strong network of strategic alliances with leading experts in healthcare to advance our research programs and develop new applications.

30 Technology is always looking to collaborate with academic researchers and thought leaders to better understand the role of nitric oxide in human health and diseases.

If you are interested in collaborating, please contact us at innovation@30.technology

Leadership team

SYD HANNA Group Executive Director
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Syd joined 30 Technology in 2012 and led the business’s growth, strategy, financing, and research program and the creation of Thirty Group. Syd has extensive experience founding and building businesses for long-term value with private and institutional backing across the drug discovery, medical device and service sectors. Syd is on the advisory board of several early-stage biopharmaceutical companies, serves as an Executive Director of Medannex and OncoBioPharm Limited and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

DR SYED JAFRI Group Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer
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Syed joined 30 Technology’s Executive Leadership team in 2021. Prior to this, he was Head of Clinical Development at Linde plc where he led the clinical development and launch of multiple respiratory and cardiovascular products including inhaled nitric oxide. With over 20 years of experience in drug/device development and product commercialisation, Syed brings a wealth of experience across the clinical, commercial and strategic arenas as well as considerable expertise in clinical asset portfolio management and growth.

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Chris founded the business and led the Group’s research and development program that is at the heart of the Group’s core technology. Chris has more than 20 years of experience in the biotechnology sector, having founded, managed and successfully exited four companies including Bioenvision and Medirace. Prior to this Chris was a consultant surgeon at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School. Chris is Executive Chairman of Medannex Limited and OncoBioPharm Limited, and was, until recently, a Non-Executive Director of MiNA Therapeutics.

DR KEITH LIPMAN Group Executive Director
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Keith chairs 30 Technology’s Scientific Advisory Committee. Keith is the lead private investor in the business since 2012. He is an investor in, and advisor to, companies principally in the data and scientific fields. Keith earned his PhD in Astrophysics from Cambridge University in 1992. He was a founder of a group of companies created to use scientific research to design algorithms to predict the future movements of financial securities. This proprietary firm was one of the largest trading firms in the financial markets.

Strategic Advisors

DR. ANDY WEYMANN Senior Medical Advisor
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Andy joined Thirty’s Executive Leadership in 2020. Immediately prior to joining Thirty, Andy was Chief Medical Officer for Smith & Nephew, where he provided global leadership and oversight of Clinical, Scientific and Medical Affairs with accountability for patient and product safely. He also served on the Board of Smith & Nephew’s subsidiaries/acquired companies. Today Andy is CEO / Director of the Board of Gelmetix a spine company, and also chairs the Board of Jellagen and SolasCure. Andy played a key role in the divestment of 30 Technology’s woundcare business to Convatec through his medical leadership. Prior to his corporate career, Andy was a physician in Switzerland practising in trauma and orthopaedic surgery, having obtained his Masters in Human Medicine at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Following his time as a Medical Doctor, Andy completed his MBA degree at the Graduate School of Business, University of Rochester and did his Board Program at Harvard Business School, Boston.

Scientific Advisory Board

DR CHARLES HAWORTH Scientific Board Member
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  • Head of Pulmonary Medicine & Research Director of the Cambridge Centre for Lung Infection at Papworth Hospital
  • Co-Author of the US Cystic Fibrosis Foundation & European Cystic Fibrosis Society and UK British Thoracic Society NTM guidelines
PROF. ANTHONY DE SOYZA Scientific Board Member
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  • Professor of Pulmonary Medicine at Newcastle University
  • Academic Clinician / Physician-Researcher and an Honorary Consultant Physician at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • UK and International lead investigator in multiple clinical trials
  • National Specialty lead for the NIHR National Respiratory group
PROF. STUART ELBORN CBE Scientific Board Member
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  • Pro-Vice Chancellor at Queens University Belfast and global expert on CF and NCFB
  • Previously Clinical Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Director of Adult Cystic Fibrosis and Chronic Lung Infection at the NHLI, Imperial College London and Royal Brompton Hospital London
  • Principal Investigator on multiple inhaled antibiotic studies
  • Head of Queens University Belfast CF/NCFB Research Lab
PROF. MICHAEL LOEBINGER Scientific Board Member
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  • Professor of Respiratory Medicine at Imperial London and Consultant Respiratory Physician at Royal Brompton Hospital London
  • Co-author of UK and EU bronchiectasis guidelines
  • ERS Respiratory Infection Chair
  • Global expert on NCFB and NTM/PA
  • Clinical Director of Laboratory Medicine at Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust