Drug discovery company Selvita establishes UK subsidiary in Cambridge

Posted: 5 May 2015 | Victoria White

Selvita, a global drug discovery company with offices in the US and Poland, is opening its first office in the UK in Cambridge…

Selvita, a global drug discovery company with offices in the US and Poland, is opening its first office in the UK.

The office is based in Cambridge and will be responsible for supporting the ongoing projects for the customers from the UK and Northern Ireland, as well as seeking new collaboration opportunities in the area of integrated drug discovery services with pharma and biotech companies in the region.

Selvita Ltd. will be focused on supporting and developing business relationships with local partners whereas Selvita’s laboratories remain in Krakow, Poland.

Selvita is one of the largest drug discovery companies in Europe. It currently employs more than 230 professionals, mainly chemists and molecular biologists. The company offers integrated drug discovery services, medicinal chemistry, custom synthesis, in vitro biology services, protein production and analytical services. Selvita also conducts its own small-molecule research programs in oncology. Selvita’s client base includes many medium and large pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies from the USA, Western and Central Europe, Israel, Japan and Brazil.

New Selvita office will seek collaborative opportunities in the UK

“Selvita laboratories are currently located at 20 000 sq. ft. in a modern life science park in Krakow, Poland. We continuously invest in top-class equipment and employ highly skilled professionals with experience from some of the most renowned pharmaceutical companies in Western Europe and the US. This sets us among the biggest and the most innovative contract research providers in Central and Eastern Europe. Our location in Poland allows us to offer our clients significant cost efficiencies compared to other geographies. We decided to establish direct presence in the UK, in order to be closer to our business partners located in the UK.” – says Dr Miłosz Gruca, Chief Executive Officer at Selvita UK.

“I am excited that Selvita is establishing its presence in Cambridge – home to the leading scientific organisations. This step will allow us to become more visible on the local market and remain at full disposal of our UK-based customers. I strongly believe that Selvita can become a valuable partner for many leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in the UK and Northern Ireland” – says Alicja Małysiak, Vice President of Sales at Selvita UK.

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