translating life sciences into strategic PR solutions
Messengers in science — we deliver curated PR solutions for transformational biotech companies.
codon develops strategic corporate communications and engaging content to help you strengthen bonds with your target audience. We bring a rare combination of high-level scientific expertise and more than a decade of experience in science communication to amplify your reputation through our trusted relationships with the life science media and global industry network.
We understand your science and your need to establish brand credibility; raise awareness of your product; elevate your reputation as a key opinion leader; demonstrate your corporate value to investors; and connect with your customers and collaborators.
Building on our relationships within the life science industry and leveraging a variety of channels, codon delivers the optimal combination of reputation-building, audience-engaging PR services.
strategy & messaging
Define and align your communications strategy, and articulate your messaging to meet your objectives
Draft, edit and distribute your news to a curated list of top-tier publications
Secure earned media opportunities to contribute thought-leadership articles, editorials, blogs and interviews in life science trade publications
Highlight relevant industry award opportunities and support with entry drafting and submission
Support with profile optimisation, identify content as well as draft and schedule posts that drive engagement
codon is driven by PhD-level scientists with expertise in PR and marketing for bioscience companies. We create scientifically sound content that you can rely on to help take your discovery beyond the bench, engage with your audience, and establish you as an industry thought leader.
Michelle Ricketts PhD | Managing Director
With over a decade of experience as a geneticist and more than 10 years in a range of science communications roles, Michelle is not only quick to grasp scientific concepts but understands how best to articulate these to grow award-winning reputations for clients. She has held various positions within the public engagement and charity sectors as well as several in-house and agency PR and marketing roles in the life science industry, covering everything from science writing and inbound marketing to her true passion — PR. Michelle has a keen eye for detail and genuinely loves bringing thought leaders together with bespoke opportunities to share their expertise and boost their corporate profile. She's worked with a broad range of companies from start-ups to global biotechs, covering topics such as gene editing, stem cells, cell and gene therapy, antibodies, infectious disease, synthetic biology, drug discovery, epigenetics, single cell analysis, microfluidics, endotoxin testing, water purification — the list goes on... Michelle also worked as a researcher at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and Institute of Cancer Research before completing her PhD at The University of Edinburgh.
"I’ve been so impressed with the PR and media work that Michelle has supported Yourgene on over the last few years. She is great to work with, super responsive and proactive, always looking for the right opportunities and very fast to grasp even our most technical messaging.
Michelle feels like an extension to our core team and a very creative and reliable partner."
Director of Marketing, Yourgene Health