In addition to the expansion of Almac Group’s global analytical services capabilities, the organisation has revealed additional expansion plans at its Athlone facility.
Currently employing more than 150 highly skilled analysts working in GMP / GLP environments from its three locations in Craigavon, UK; Athlone, Ireland; and Souderton, Pennsylvania, North America, Almac has experience in a wide range of analytical services.
In October, Almac’s Sciences Business Unit formed a global analytical group to meet the varying requirements of its clients’ development programmes.
Due to ongoing and increased demand, Almac is now investing significantly in additional laboratory space at its Athlone facility in order to support microbiology and GMP analysis of small and large molecules.
As a result of this expansion, the company will seek to double its existing workforce with up to 40 highly skilled new jobs being created in the next 24 months.
Dr John Robson, Vice President Quality Operations at Almac Sciences, commented: “When we acquired the Athlone facility in 2017 we recognised a clear potential to expand and develop the highly experienced team to complement our analytical services at our global headquarter campus and facility in the US. Almac is committed to offering a best-in-class service to our global client base and delighted to continue at pace with significant investment across all our facilities in order to strengthen our competitive position in the marketplace.”