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QIAGEN To Create 800 New Jobs In Manchester

27 Nov 2017

QIAGEN To Create 800 New Jobs In Manchester

QIAGEN, a provider of sample and assay technologies for molecular diagnostics, applied testing, academic and pharmaceutical research, is teaming up with Health Innovation Manchester in a move which will create up to 800 new jobs in the North West city.

The Germany-based life sciences firm already employs over 250 staff close to Manchester University so the recruitment plans will see the international pharmaceutical company increase its headcount by almost 400 per cent in the city.

The 800 Manchester jobs to be created would be skilled positions at genomics and diagnostics campus whose location is yet to be named.

Details of the deal are still under negotiation between QIAGEN, the UK government, the University of Manchester and the NHS Trust but it is anticipated that plans for the new campus could be signed towards the middle of next year.

Peer M. Schatz, QIAGEN’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are very excited about this partnership with Health Innovation Manchester, and the essential engagement of the University of Manchester, the NHS Trust and the UK government.”

“Our success together can advance science and improve the lives of patients in the local region as well as worldwide,” added Mr Schatz.

Dr Thomas Theuringer, Public Relations Director for QIAGEN said: "We are considering investing in Manchester because we have a very good experience of the skill set available and the people there. With an office already in Manchester the city is contributing very much to the success of our business and the growth of personalised healthcare is going to be the future.”

“We are developing ways to see whether people are eligible for certain courses of drugs and personalised healthcare and that is why the government wants to invest. We are an absolute leader in this field and we have a great knowledge of the sector.”

“The government and other companies see the north as an engaging and important site in life sciences. We are very hopeful that the deal will be signed in early 2018,” added Dr Theuringer.

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