Welcome to
Proficit Partners

Proficit is a UK-based life-science consultancy, dedicated to providing impactful, in-depth strategic analysis & insights into emerging biotechnologies.

R&D Consulting

We assist biotech start-ups and SMEs in developing and executing experimental and preclinical research plans, and specialise in technical problem-solving and de-risking R&D. No project is too complex!

This frequently involves

  • designing proof of concept studies,
  • CRO engagement & management,
  • data analysis & interpretation

Recent projects include:

  • Programme Lead – novel intratumoural formulations;
  • Technical & commercial feasibility project on novel OSD platform technology;
  • Data Analytics for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing – Best Practice Guide;
  • Novel inhaled therapy for COVID-19 treatment.

IP management & strategy

We have over 15 years of experience in patent strategy and management and can support companies & inventors in identifying & protecting their valuable intellectual property


  • Background research
  • Patentability & Freedom to Operate searching
  • Patent filing, office-actions & renewals

Competitive intelligence

We help companies understand the dynamic competitive landscape in which they operate.


  • Identifying key competitors
  • Focussed technology appraisal
  • Comparing value propositions
  • Patent portfolio study & threat assessment
  • Competitor watching-brief
  • Regular patent surveillance

Client feedback

Our partnerships have delivered great value to our projects and we’re happy to share some of their feedback below.
Dan is one of the most accomplished consultants I have ever worked with in my career. He is immensely skilled at researching topics extensively, identifying and pursuing key elements for success, integrating these into the overall big picture objectives, and developing invaluable outputs and recommendations that always provide a definitive basis for strategic and important decision making.
Dr. Craig Cook, CEO
Herantis Pharma, Finland
Dan performed a commercialisation feasibility study for a technology we are developing. He comprehensively assessed the viability of the technology with respect to the technological, regulatory, and IP risks. Dan instantly grasped the scientific concepts behind the product and clearly and concisely communicated his findings at the end of the project. The feedback that Dan provided was incredibly insightful and has significantly influenced the direction of our product development. Working with Dan was an absolute pleasure, and I would strongly recommend his services for all who need them.
Dr. Michael Stocker
Research Fellow, UCD
Dan has worked with PMTC in co-authoring an industry guide on data analytics for pharmaceutical manufacturing. In this collaboration Dan brought to bear his strategic thinking coupled with excellent technical writing and scientific acumen which proved an invaluable combination. Dan proved to be both flexible and reliable in terms of timelines and responsiveness needed, I would highly recommend Dan for scientific writing consultancy work and or any area requiring technical writing.
Dr. Sarah Hayes, Director
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre
Dan challenges strategic thinking and brings critical insights into projects. His attention to detail and ability to deliver are invaluable to growing SMEs. He is a wonderful resource and I strongly recommend him as a partner for your business.
Dr Tim Sparey, CEO
Novintum Biosciences, UK
Dan has been a collaborator on several projects for the past few years and his thoughtful contributions and scientific advice have been invaluable. He has made a substantial impact on all aspects of our project, from project direction to laboratory work and written reporting. Dan is a delight to work with
Dr. Angela Spangenberg, Senior Research Scientist
Dispersol Technologies, USA
From my years of working with Dan Palmer. I have found that he combines razor-sharp technical analysis with ever-present commercial awareness. With this rare combination, Dan is able to make short work of complex scientific problems and business challenges alike.
Dr. Chris Casley, Partner
Mewburn Ellis LLP, UK
ColVisTec has used Proficit Partners’ services since 2016. The support has ranged from securing our intellectual property rights, scientific reporting to the EC on a Horizon 2020 grant supported project as well as communicate with potential customers the potential benefits of ColVisTec’s inline process monitoring systems. We have been exceptionally happy with the quality and the timelines of the services that we have received, and we will continue to source from Proficit Partners in the future.
Jan Johnsen, CEO
ColVisTec AG, Germany
We did several projects with Dan. It was always a pleasure to work with him. Excellent service: fast, comprehensive, knowledgeable, summarized in perfectly structured reports. For example his support on the IP evaluation during a M&A due diligence and his report on the evaluation of third party observation during an EPO proceeding was brilliant. Furthermore, we organized an in-house IP workshop with Dan. He trained our R&D scientists in general patent aspects, IP surveillance, IP strategy and patent portfolio management. I really can recommend Dan’s services.
Dr. Sebastian Kopitski, VP R&D
KD Scientific, Germany