Almac Group Appoints David Taylor as Head of Manufacturing Operations

N.I., 01 May 2018 – David Taylor joined the Almac Group in November 2017 as Head of Manufacturing, Almac Sciences.  He is tasked with the overall accountability for small molecule API and peptide manufacturing in Craigavon, and delivering on Almac’ Sciences’ supply chain operations at the Northern Ireland site.  David has worked in the pharmaceutical and fine chemical industries for over twenty-two years, and brings with him a strong background in both the technical and manufacturing disciplines, allowing him to lead multidisciplinary teams to deliver streamlined operational outcomes. In an industry with significant emphasis on safety, quality and regulatory compliance, David has the skill set needed to anticipate and successfully communicate planning and procurement changes to customers, clients and third-parties abroad.

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Voucher sale brings $110M payday for Spark Therapeutics
By  – Senior Reporter, Philadelphia Business Journal

Spark Therapeutics is taking advantage of a perk in a Food and Drug Administration program for a nine-figure payday.

The Philadelphia gene therapy company said Monday it has sold its rare pediatric disease priority review voucher to Jazz Pharmaceuticals for $110 million. Spark will receive the payment once the transaction closes.

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Vanguard donates $3M to Free Library of Philadelphia for child literacy
By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer @erinarvedlund

The Free Library of Philadelphia received the largest corporate grant in its history from the Vanguard Strong Start for Kids Program, the library said on Thursday.

The $3 million grant over three years aims to improve early childhood literacy and language development in low-income communities by partnering with local child care sites.

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Almac Group Receives Recognition at The Irish Laboratory Awards Laboratory Supplier of the Year Award

Craigavon, N.I., 20 April 2018Almac Group, the global contract development and manufacturing organisation is delighted to announce it has won the Laboratory Supplier of the Year Award during this year’s Irish Laboratory Awards, presented by Business River. This award recognises BioClin Research Laboratories’, a Member of the Almac Group, commitment to delivering the highest quality analytical, solid state, API and chemical development services to its customers and clients. Read More