Lewis firm wins na­tional award

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

A LEWIS phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pany has won a na­tional award for its work in science.

BASF Pharma (Cal­lan­ish) Limited, which makes omega-3 prod­ucts, won the Ex­port and In­ter­na­tional Trade award at the Scot­tish En­ter­prise Life Science awards.

The com­pany, which em­ploys 74 peo­ple at its base in Cal­lan­ish on the west side of the Isle of Lewis, is part of chem­i­cals com­pany BASF.

Chris Scar­rott from BASF, said: ‘ We are thrilled by the award. It re­in­forces what can be achieved with in­no­va­tion even in the most re­mote lo­ca­tions, par­tic­u­larly when sup­ported by ex­cel­lent part­ner agen­cies like HIE.’

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