Almac Diagnostics opens headquarters in Northern Ireland

Renowned oncologist Dr Martin Murphy has opened the headquarters of Almac Diagnostics, a division of the Almac Group, which will be known as the "Marty Murphy" building.

The new building is dedicated to Dr Murphy who is a renowned oncologist

Renowned oncologist Dr Martin Murphy has opened the headquarters of Almac Diagnostics, a division of the Almac Group, which will be known as the "Marty Murphy" building.

Almac Diagnostics is based within the company's headquarters in Craigavon, Northern Ireland with additional facilities in Durham, North Carolina, US.

Almac Group chairman Sir Allen McClay said the opening was a milestone day for Almac, which cemented its position as a world leading pharmaceutical and biotech service company.

"The diagnostics division develops and delivers genomic solutions for the advancement of science and the improvement of patient care," he said. "From our base here in Northern Ireland we are making a major contribution in particular to cancer research. We have a strong relationship with Dr Martin Murphy who has been a friend to Almac since we were founded. It is an honour and a pleasure to have this building dedicated to Dr Murphy."

Dr Murphy added: 'The fight against cancer is an international crusade which is led by talented, energetic and committed people and organisations. One of those organisations is Almac and I am honoured to have worked with the people behind this organisation for a number of years. It is no exaggeration to say that thanks to those working at Almac, Northern Ireland is now at the forefront of cancer research. I want to thank Sir Allen McClay, Professor Paddy Johnston and all of their colleagues for their support and I am proud to open the Marty Murphy building."

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