María Fernández-Martos Balson has a Masters degree in Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cambridge, where she focused on the computational modelling of dynamic cell tissues, with a view to understand how tumour metastasis begins. Prior  joining CDP, Ms Fernández-Martos Balson worked in the innovation department of a leading drug delivery device manufacturer, where she contributed to a range of development projects, including the early-stage design of an intraocular injection device and the late-stage development of a gas-powered autoinjector. Since joining CDP, she has been involved in the design of subcutaneous, intratumoural and oral drug delivery devices.