Almac Group Announces Acquisition of BioClin Laboratories
Significant global expansion of existing analytical services


Craigavon, N.I., 01 November 2017Almac Group, the global contract development and manufacturing organisation, today announced the acquisition of 100% shares of BioClin Laboratories, an independent and privately owned organisation based in Athlone, Ireland.

Established in 2002 and located in Garrycastle, just two hours away from Almac Group’s Headquarters in Northern Ireland, BioClin is internationally recognised for providing expert analytical services including cGMP pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical analysis, GMP microbiology testing and GLP bioanalysis. The company also boasts Ireland’s leading GLP certified (INAB), cGMP certified (HPRA) and FDA registered contract laboratory.

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Belfast Deputy Lord Mayor Sonia Copeland and Neil Weaver, Executive Deputy Secretary of PA DCED



Neil Weaver, Executive Deputy Secretary of PA DCED (center) with members of Belfast City Council and Belfast Digital Hub


Northwest Ireland Partnership hosted dinner for members of PA Advantage Trade Mission

PA Advantage Trade Mission in Dublin: Neil Weaver, Executive Deputy Secretary of PA DCED and Niall Burgess, Secretary General, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, following their meeting yesterday (18 October 2017) in Iveagh House in Dublin.

Aramark Staff Transform An Cosán Playground

A team of 57 Aramark staff rolled up their sleeves to help An Cosán, Ireland’s largest community education organisation, refurbish and revamp its playground in Kiltipper, Dublin 24.

Along with Aramark’s Health and Wellness ambassadors, Alan Quinlan and Natalya Coyle, Aramark employees donated their time, energy and expertise as part of the company’s 2017 Aramark Building Community Day — Aramark’s seventh annual global volunteering day aimed at giving back to the local community in addition to encouraging general health and wellbeing.

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Ireland named best country for high-value FDI for sixth year in a row

Ireland has been named the best country in the world for attracting high-value foreign direct investments for the sixth year in a row.

IBM’s 2017 Global Locations Trends report says Ireland continues to lead on value coming top of a list that also includes Denmark, Singapore, the Netherlands, Hungary, Sweden, Japan, Costa Rica, Switzerland and Hong Kong.

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