Research on the radio…

Posted on August 10, 2011 by

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In case you weren’t glued to your radio on Sunday evening, In Business on Radio 4 had a really interesting programme looking at Pfizer’s closure of it’s labs in Kent and the changing model for pharmaceutical business and how they invest in research…

The pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is closing most of its giant research facility at Sandwich in Kent, the place where Viagra was developed, putting two thousand science jobs at risk. Peter Day asks what the surprising decision means for an important UK industry.

Life sciences and healthcare is one of the six growth areas singled out in the government’s plan for growth. We’re expecting a further plan for growth, updating and going further, sometime this Autumn..

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