05 Feb 2013 Posted in News Release By Press Office
Specialist biopharmaceutical company ALK-Abellό has joined as a full member. Devoted to improving the lives of people with allergies, ALK’s focus is on developing innovative treatments that target the cause of allergy. A world leader in allergy vaccination (immunotherapy), ALK prides itself on customer focus, well established leadership and a strong performance culture, with patients at the heart of their work.
Japanese pharmaceutical company Shionogi has joined the ABPI as a full member. Best known for producing antimicrobials and antibiotics, Shionogi’s aim is to deliver medicines that improve quality of life for patients and their families while offering the greatest possible level of satisfaction. To achieve this goal, they are constantly engaged in research, development, manufacturing, and marketing activities.
Innovative diagnostic solutions company Randox has joined the ABPI as a research affiliate. With a focus on making patient diagnosis simpler, faster and more reliable, Randox produces revolutionary products designed to improve clinician’s ability to diagnose quickly and accurately. Furthermore, Randox works with Pharma and research organisations in developing companion diagnostics and cutting edge research and clinical products.
Stephen Whitehead, Chief Executive of the ABPI, welcomed the decisions of ALK-Abellό, Shionogi and Randox to join the ABPI:
"I’m delighted to welcome three new research led companies to the ABPI. The industry is experiencing tremendous change and it is an important time for our members while we strive to improve levels of medicines uptake in the UK and as we engage in pricing negotiations with the Department of Health. The ABPI exists to provide strong leadership and a strong voice for the biopharmaceutical industry and we look forward to supporting our members as they seek to design and deliver innovative new treatments for patients."
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