Evotec opens new state-of-the-art biology facility at Milton Park
Evotec SE celebrates the grand opening of a new state-of-the-art facility at 95 Park Drive, Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Campus at Milton Park.
The facility has been developed to accommodate new biology laboratories, collaborative workspaces and meeting rooms. Not only this, but the design has had a particular focus on sustainability, incorporating air source heat pumps, demand-based ventilation systems and low energy resources.
The measures have been implemented to align with Evotec’s commitment to achieving its carbon neutral targets.
At the opening of the ceremony, Elizabeth Hodgkin was in attendance, daughter of British Nobel Prize winning chemist Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin – after whom Evotec’s campus is named.
George Freeman MP, Minister of State at the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology, said:
“The opening of these state-of-the-art new labs is further evidence of the strength of the UK’s £94 bn life sciences sector, which adds to the 280,000 jobs the industry already supports nationwide and attracts private investment into local economies. The Oxfordshire cluster is one of the crown jewels of our science and innovation community. The work taking place here will ensure the UK continues to blaze a trail from drug discovery and scale-up all the way through to manufacturing, ultimately delivering new therapies that will transform countless lives, while driving economic growth for the UK.”
Dr Werner Lanthaler, Chief Executive Officer of Evotec SE, commented:
“Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Campus is one of Evotec’s fastest-growing fully integrated research and development centres. Building on the early success of OAI, most notably under leadership of Dr Mario Polywka, the site has been pivotal for Evotec’s success as a whole. Mario was a founding chemist of OAI who became the company’s CEO, and subsequently served for many years as Evotec’s COO and Abingdon Site Head. We are grateful that he continues to remain a member of our Supervisory Board to this day.”