Pfizer to shut down major research site

Pfizer is closing down its UK research and development site in Sandwich, Kent, making over 2,000 people redundant.


Many scientific experts have said that the move is \’devastating\’ for science in Britain, and many political figures have also voiced major concerns about the future of R&D in Britain. Ruth Mckernan, Head of Pfizer\’s Sandwich site, said that \’It has played an important role in the discovery and development of medicines and has brought many life-saving treatments to patients\’.

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