Aston University in Birmingham, UK has just signed a long-term agreement with pharmaceutical manufacturing giant, Mayne Pharma Plc , to run the first dedicated medical manufacturing clean room in the region.
The room will be used to produce specialist cancer and other drugs and make them available across the Midlands. This will address the particular need in the region for aseptic facilities to support the preparation of pharmaceuticals with a short shelf life - particularly in the treatment of children. In addition to this, the agreement - which was facilitated by Aston University’s Business Partnership Unit – will also create a unique opportunity for the West Midlands.
Guppy Dhariwal, Director of Finance and Business Services at Aston stated: “Aston University is delighted to be entering into this exciting new partnership. It will not only create new jobs in the region but it will, to the best of our knowledge, be the first manufacturing unit of its type that brings together high-quality university research with advanced pharmaceutical manufacturing techniques.”
Paul Burkwood | alfa
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