Almac Group

Integrated Solutions from Research to Commercialisation.

Almac is a financially secure, privately owned organisation with over 3,300 employees located within the US and UK. Over 600 companies worldwide, including all the market leaders, use our services, testament itself to the quality, innovation and efficiency of our business as proven over the past 30+ years.

Our vast range of services include:

Biomarker Discovery & Development: Pre-clinical biomarker discovery, through to full companion diagnostic development and clinical test delivery from our CLIA laboratory. 

API Services & Chemical Development: Services for all stages of drug development for small molecules, potent and cytotoxic compounds and peptides.

Pharmaceutical Development:  Developing clinical candidates into an optimum formulation and manufacturing drug product for all phases of clinical trial supply.

Analytical Services: Delivering comprehensive solutions supporting drug substance and product development programmes.

Clinical Trial Supply: Offering over 20 years experience in clinical supply, packaging, distribution and management.

Clinical Technologies: Providing interactive voice and web response technologies, flexible solutions for patient enrollment, electronic PROs and adaptive trials.

Commercial Services: Services for all drug products from manufacturing, testing and packaging to end-user distribution.

 Almac – Partnering to Advance Human Health™

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Mr Gildas Lavenant
Mr Gildas Lavenant
Mr Philip Diamond
Mr Philip Berry
Mr Glyn Allsop
Mr Simon Lawrence
Galen Ltd 
Dr Rob Grundy
Almac Discovery 

Astex Pharmaceuticals

Astex Pharmaceuticals™ is a leader in innovative drug discovery, development and commercialization, committed to the fight against cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Oncology Focused

We are a leader in innovative small-molecule therapeutics with particular expertise in fragment-based drug discovery, the most important advance in discovery chemistry in the last 20 years. Our primary areas of focus are oncology and hematology.

Financially Strong

We are a publicly traded pharmaceutical company with strong cash reserves and royalty revenues from the sales of our product DACOGEN®. In addition, our partnerships could deliver nearly $2 billion in product milestones plus royalties.

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Dr Martin Buckland
Dr Martin Buckland
Dr Stuart Hwang
Dr Stuart Hwang

BIA (UK BioIndustry Association)

Founded over 20 years ago at the infancy of biotechnology, the BIA is the trade association for innovative enterprises involved in UK bioscience. Members include emerging and more established bioscience companies; pharmaceutical companies; academic, research and philanthropic organisations; and service providers to the bioscience sector.  The BIA represents the interests of its members to a broad section of stakeholders, from government and regulators to patient groups and the media. Our goal is to secure the UK's position as a global hub and as the best location for innovative research and commercialisation, enabling our world-leading research base to deliver healthcare solutions that can truly make a difference to people's lives. For further information, please go to

Mr Alastair Carrington
Mr Alastair Carrington
Dr Karen Chandler-Smith
Dr Karen Chandler-Smith

Diamond Pharma Services

Diamond Pharma Services is a leading technical and scientific consulting group serving the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry. Our emphasis is on the following areas:

  • Regulatory Affairs: From Product Concept to Registration and Beyond
  • Product Development: Nonclinical, CMC and Clinical Aspects
  • Pharmacovigilance: Clinical trial (Phase I-IV), Post-Marketing and QPPV Services
  • Compliance: GLP, GMP, GCP and QP Services
  • Patient Information Leaflet Testing: Over 120 Tested with 100% Positive Agency Feedback

Our clients range from virtual start-up companies to the largest multi-national corporations. Our expertise includes products of recombinant DNA and hybridoma technology, nucleotide based products (RNA and DNA), synthetic peptides, chemical entities (innovative and generic), vaccines (therapeutic and prophylactic), blood products and advanced therapy medicinal products (gene therapy products).

We have sophisticated and well-equipped office facilities and a state-of-the-art IT system. Our IT system includes a fully validated in-house eCTD system (Extedo) and safety database (ARISg). The company was founded in 2005 by Dr. Maureen Graham, formerly Director of Regulatory Affairs at Amgen. Our specialised team of more than 24 professionals includes those with a broad and varied industry experience and former regulators, offering both breadth and depth of expertise, from which our clients can benefit.

Mr Paul Cronin

ERA Consulting United Kingdom

The ERA Consulting Group is one of the longest established and most experienced regulatory affairs and product development consulting groups serving the biopharmaceutical industry.  

Our expertise covers quality, nonclinical and clinical aspects, both from the regulatory and development strategy perspective. ERA has the knowledge and experience to assist from conception to registration, and beyond.

ERA has experience with a wide range of products (over 450 to date), including recombinant DNA and hybridoma technology, synthetic peptides, conventional and advanced vaccines, classical blood products, advanced therapy medicinal products comprising gene therapy, somatic cell therapy and tissue-engineered products. ERA also works with innovative new chemical entities, particularly those indicated for neurological, oncological and immunological diseases.

Our specialised international team of more than 30 full-time professionals includes scientists with a research and development background, those with extensive industry experience and former regulators, offering both breadth and depth of expertise, from which our clients can benefit. 

ERA currently has four office locations (Germany, the UK, the USA and Australia), with the in-house capability to prepare documents and complete submissions on behalf of clients, including a dedicated eCTD group.

Contact details:

Mr. Tristan Elliott

Business Development Manager

Tel: +44(0)20 7510 0200



Mr Tristan Elliott
Mr Tristan Elliott
Business Development Manager 
Dr Christopher Holloway
Dr Christopher Holloway

Innova Biosciences

Innova Biosciences Ltds core business is bioconjugation (antibody labeling) the joining of two molecules to form a hybrid conjugate™. Conjugates are used in hospital and research labs around the world; they also feature in consumer items such as pregnancy test kits (the conjugate is responsible for the blue line). Innova™s one-step conjugation method (Lightning-Link) massively simplifies the production of conjugates that are needed for research and immunodiagnostic applications. Innova also offers exclusive services for optimizing the performance of conjugates and developing more sensitive immunodiagnostic tests. Innova also sells several niche products to pharmaceutical research and development labs.

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Mr Tom Speedy
Mr Tom Speedy

Sera Laboratories International

Sera Laboratories International Ltd (Seralab) is an independent UK company providing a fast, friendly and efficient service with a focus on quality and traceability.

Seralab is a leading supplier of control matrices and disease state material from both human and animal models. The company offers the most complete range of human and animal-based research Bioproducts in Europe. Sera Lab provides serum, plasma, whole blood, tissues, microsomes, S9 fractions and fluids from the human model and an extensive range of animal species.

Our product range also includes Cell Culture sera and reagents including FBS, Cell Specific media selected growth factors and a range of standardised reagents and tools for all areas of Stem Cell research.

The Seralab technical and managerial team have, over 20 years, established an unrivalled reputation of working closely with our customers to develop individual, tailor made solutions; often through the development of new products and techniques.

Our commitment to traditional values of quality product, competitive pricing and absolute customer care are assured through our adherence to the spirit and application of ISO9001 accreditation, which we achieved in 2010. We constantly strive for service excellence providing reliability, full traceability and extensive quality control through customer led evolution and innovation.

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Ms Jenny Murray
Ms Jenny Murray
Managing Director 
Ms Rosie Davies