Al mac brings world of science and bio-tech tow 5
NORTHERN Ireland pharmaceutical giant Almac is investing £1m over 10 years in a partnership with interactive learning centre W5.
The company, which is based in Craigavon, will be W5’s ‘health and life sciences’ partner in a bid to improve knowledge of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) among the younger generation.
In autumn next year, Almac will open a 4,000 sq ft exhibition at the attraction at Belfast’s Odyssey Pavilion, exploring the physical, chemical, genetic and medical aspects of the body.
It will also cover the history of Almac and its drug development work.
Chairman and chief executive Alan Armstrong said: “This is an exciting and forward-thinking partnership between Almac and W5, an award-winning science and discovery centre.
“It will provide key benefits for the people of Northern Ireland as well as both organisations.”
The company employs nearly 5,000 workers around the world.
Beth Danagher (10) from Bangor, with Alan Armstrong, chairman and chief executive of Almac Group (left) and Eric Porter, chairman of the Odyssey Trust