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Irving John Higgins

Irving John Higgins, business and technical consulting company director. Achievements include 40 patents worldwide; co-inventor medisense exactech personal glucose monitor for diabetics and other diagnostic devices for medical and environmental testing. Recipient BP Energy prize British Petroleum Ltd., 1982; state scholar United Kingdom Government, 1962; honorary professorship University Malta, 1994.

Background

  • Higgins, Irving John was born on July 3, 1944 in Birmingham, England. Son of Cyril William and Margaret (Nell) Higgins.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Liverpool, England, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, University Liverpool, England, 1968.

    Career

    • ICI fellow University Sheffield, England, 1968-1970. Howard Hughes investigator Howard Hughes Institute, Miami, Florida, 1970-1971. Research fellow University Miami, 1970-1971.

      Lecturer, senior lecturer University Kent, England, 1971-1981. Director biotechnology center Cranfield University, England, 1981-1992. Director biocenter Leicester (England) University, 1984-1987.

      Technical director Cranfield Biotechnology Ltd., 1989-1992. Director biotechnology Enviromed Plc, London, 1992-1994, director diagnostics, 1994-1995. Chairman, director Kimera Ltd., Bedford, England, since 1995.

      Managing director Eurolabs. Ltd., Sandy, United Kingdom, 1994-1995, consultant to various industries and government bodies, United Kingdom.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include 40 patents worldwide. Co-inventor medisense exactech personal glucose monitor for diabetics and other diagnostic devices for medical and environmental testing.

    Works

    • Contributor 170 science papers to professional publications.

    Membership

    Fellow International Institute Biotechnology, Royal Society of Arts. Member Bio-chemical Society London, Society General Microbiology London.

    Connections

    • Married Deidre Margaret-Mary Colgan, December 31, 1966. Children: David M., Julia M., Alexander W.
    • father: Cyril William Higgins
    • mother: Margaret (Nell) Higgins
    • spouse: Deidre Margaret-Mary Colgan
    • children: David M. Higgins
    • Julia M. Higgins
    • Alexander W. Higgins
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    Born July 3, 1944
    (age 72)
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    • 1965
      University Liverpool
    • 1968
      University Liverpool
    • 1968 - 1970
      ICI fellow, University Sheffield
      England, Arkansas, United States
    • 1970 - 1971
      Howard Hughes investigator Howard Hughes Institute
      Miami, Florida, United States
    • 1970 - 1971
      research fellow, University Miami
    • 1971 - 1981
      lecturer, lecturer University Kent
      England, Arkansas, United States
    • 1971 - 1981
      senior, lecturer University Kent
      England, Arkansas, United States
    • 1981 - 1992
      director, biotechnology center Cranfield University
      England, Arkansas, United States
    • 1984 - 1987
      director, biocenter Leicester (England) University
    • 1989 - 1992
      technical director, Cranfield Biotechnology Limited
    • 1992 - 1994
      director, biotechnology Enviromed Plc
      London, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    • 1995
      chairman, Kimera Limited
      Bedford, Eastern Cape, South Africa
    • 1995
      director, Kimera Limited
      Bedford, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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