Great to hear a new task force has been launched by the MMIP to secure future manufacturing of advanced therapies in the UK.
Collaboration of key players and a network working together as one seems to be the best way forward to obtaining a defined path for manufacturing progress.
Minister George Freeman said "By investing in 21st century medicines manufacturing, we are securing high quality jobs and businesses in the UK as well as improving patient outcomes around the world. I look forward to working with this industry-led taskforce to deliver a plan for advanced therapy manufacturing in the UK that will benefit patients and the economy"
Do you agree with the Minister's planned outcomes or do you believe the task force will play out differently?
The Medicines Manufacturing Industry Partnership (MMIP) represents the voice of medicines manufacturers in the UK. It was established jointly by Government and the biopharmaceutical industry in 2014 to ensure that the UK is recognised by the global medicines industry as a world-class, advanced centre for medicines manufacturing. BIA Chief Executive, Steve Bates, said: “It’s vital that the UK becomes not just a great laboratory for advanced therapies but a great place for them to be manufactured and commercialised. The MMIP taskforce will play a key role in ensuring that this leading sector of modern UK manufacturing continues to grow and produce these ground breaking therapies that will help to solve unmet patient needs both in the UK and its export markets.”