COVID-19 Testing Lab Sues Exec Over Move To Rival

By Joanne Faulkner (August 24, 2021, 4:10 PM BST) -- A private laboratory that processes COVID-19 antigen tests for the NHS is suing a director for allegedly helping set up a competing lab while also giving out discounted tests in return for benefits.

Source BioScience UK Ltd. accuses its chief operating officer, Russell Wheatcroft, of breaching his employment contract and fiduciary duties in a July 23 High Court claim recently made public. Wheatcroft gave a "head start and competitive advantage" to Aid Genomics UK Ltd. after being recruited as its chief executive, the suit says.

Wheatcroft, who is still serving out his Source BioScience notice, courted other employees to join Aid...

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