Big Bang North West 2015: Headline Sponsor – AstraZeneca
December 18th 2014

Big Bang North West 2015: Headline Sponsor – AstraZeneca

We are overjoyed to announce that AstraZeneca (Liverpool) will be returning as our Headline Sponsor for The Big Bang North West 2015.

AstraZeneca were so proud of the amazing things we achieved together in 2014, they want to make 2015’s event even BIGGER AND BETTER – just like us! AstraZeneca AstraZeneca is a global pharmaceutical company with a major UK presence. Through innovation and collaboration they work to achieve better health for all. In addition to supporting the science and innovation base of the UK, they also make a significant economic contribution in this country.

AstraZeneca has a workforce of more than 6,700 employees across seven sites in the UK, and they create value by supporting a broader base of approximately 30,000 jobs. As well as having a large research and development organisation, AstraZeneca have more than 200 active partnerships with academic, research-funding and charitable organisations around the country. They also offer significant educational opportunities for young scientists.

AstraZeneca Liverpool employ over 360 people at their biologics site at Speke, Liverpool, which has unique facilities to bulk-manufacture the nasal spray influenza vaccines Fluenz. Fluenz is an important part of the Government’s extended childhood flu vaccination programme.

“AstraZeneca in Liverpool is strengthening its manufacturing capability by innovating and investing in new technologies as well as increasing exports, improving skills and building supply chains. The greatest challenge for us is to have a deep and broad talent pool to draw from. By encouraging local children to see excitement and opportunities in science and engineering, the Big Bang is helping to develop World Class talent on our doorstep.”

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