Tuesday, November 17, 2015

#Piramal Healthcare invests two million pounds (about Rs 20 crore) in #Scotland

Piramal Healthcare UK Ltd., has invested £2.0 million into Scotland to expand its manufacturing base at Grangemouth, to manufacture Antibody Drug Conjugates to global markets. This new investment into Scotland will yield additional revenue of £3-5 mn over 5 years to Piramal Healthcare’s revenues.

The announcement was made by the First Minister at Piramal’s new facility, where up to 20 new high-skill job roles will be created, backed by £200,000 Regional Selective Assistance funding.

Last month’s launch of the industry-led Life and Chemical Sciences Manufacturing Strategy, positioned Scotland as a globally competitive base for sustainable high-value manufacturing.   Piramal Healthcare is a key element to the antibody drug conjugate (ADC) hub in Scotland and this further expansion is testament to Scotland’s attractiveness as a life sciences manufacturing location.   Expert manufacture such as that delivered by Piramal is only one of the many interconnected segments of Scotland’s globally competitive Pharma services sector with over 160 companies, rigorous quality controlled environment, supportive clinical trial environment and high quality innovative manufacture.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “Piramal is a great example of an innovative company that is benefitting from the focus Scotland places on the life sciences sector, which employs around 33,000 people across the country.

Piramal Healthcare Site Lead , Mark Wright, said: “Piramal Healthcare UK Ltd has been growing its operations in Grangemouth since 2005 and currently employs around 140 people in predominantly highly skilled positions. We aim to scale up this facility in the next 5 years to maintain its position as a global leader in the production of Antibody Drug Conjugates.  ”