To Close UK Research Centres With 1,200 Job Loses
firm AstraZeneca is to close a research centre in the UK with the loss of
up to 1,200 jobs in a move that threatens to undermine the UK's position
as a leader in pharmaceutical research and development. The AstraZeneca
site in Charnwood, near Loughborough in Leicestershire, will close next
year. A smaller facility in Cambridge will also shut. The cuts are part
of 8,000 worldwide job losses announced by the firm in January. The company
said it was also interested in selling its Arrow Therapeutics business,
which occupies a small facility in London.
changes, the firm said pharmaceutical development work at the Avlon facility
near Bristol will end, with some roles transferring to Macclesfield or Alderley
Park in Cheshire.
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