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About the Knight Scientific

With a worldwide reputation and a string of achievements like ours, you’d think we’d be all about science. But actually, we’re all about people… how we can improve their lives, prevent illnesses, and protect their environment.So while our patents, our pedigree and our professional prowess underpin everything we do at Knight Scientific, we believe that our people, our team, are the key to our success.Everyone in our company is approachable and accessible – to you, and to all of our clients.And that can be wonderful when you need a quick response which means we can be far more flexible, far quicker to respond, and far easier to deal with than other corporations.Knight Scientific Limited produces a range of unique test kits for determining the antioxidant potency of raw materials, ingredients and finished products. The highly reproducible relative antioxidant capacity scores (ABEL-RAC) can be used on labels of finished products, in formulation development, quality control and quality assurance. Knight Scientific offers confidential contract testing for you or we can supply you with everything you need for your own in-house testing, the choice is yours.So here, then, are the people you’ll be dealing with at Knight Scientific Limited (KSL). We’re all human and we’ll be happy to tell you anything else you might like to know.


Dr Jan Knight.   Managing Director

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A co-founder of KSL, Jan has been a scientist for many years. She was awarded a First Class Honours in Science by the Open University in 1978, and gained her Ph.D. from London University in the field of Marine Biochemistry, spending much of her time at the Marine Biological Association in Plymouth. From 1984 to date, Jan has been involved in professional research into inflammatory diseases, free radicals, cardiovascular diseases, the biocompatibility of medical devices, antioxidants and diet, and monitoring the health and performance of elite athletes, as well as developing research methods. In 1990, Jan and her husband, Dr Robert Knight, a chartered chemist and biochemist, founded Knight Scientific to exploit the potential of the light-emitting protein Pholasin® – an endeavour that has led to recognition for Knight Scientific as a world leader in products for oxidative stress, antioxidants, and free radical research. She has been invited to speak at international conferences; given seminars at pharmaceutical and medical device companies; won five SMART awards from the former Department of Trade & Industry; led a consortium under the DTI’s Wealth from The Oceans programme; led a prestigious Health Technology Devices collaborative project with a grant from the Department of Health; and devised and organized a number of hands-on technology transfer workshops. Jan collaborates with scientists and clinicians in numerous universities and hospitals in the UK and abroad and is co-inventor of a number of patents. In 1999, she became a lifetime Millennium Fellow. Jan is responsible for Knight Scientific’s, business development, innovations, and new products.

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