HRH The Duke of York visits Abcam to see the Cambridge Phenomenon in action

October 09, 2012

Duke of York visits Abcam

Abcam gave a special welcome to His Royal Highness The Duke of York at their global headquarters in Cambridge.

The Duke’s tour of Abcam was part of a larger visit showcasing Cambridge as a high-tech cluster where the combination of the University, flexible funding sources and existing know-how can foster the growth of world-class companies.

During his visit, His Royal Highness met with Abcam’s founder and CEO, Dr. Jonathan Milner and Jim Warwick, Abcam’s Chief Operating Officer who gave an overview of Abcam’s origins from the University and recent global developments.

His Royal Highness received a tour of Abcam’s operations and production facilities. This included an overview of storage facilities for Abcam’s new product types and the processes that ensure fast global delivery of products to researchers worldwide.

The tour finished with a visit to the Product Development Manufacturing facility where Abcam undertakes extensive testing of their products to ensure they are the highest quality for customers.

"The Duke’s visit comes at an exciting time for Abcam as we take huge strides towards becoming the world’s leading supplier of life science research tools. His Royal Highness was shown how improved operations and product development manufacturing processes enable Abcam to efficiently serve their global base of customers in more than 130 countries."

"We are delighted that His Royal Highness was able to take the time to visit Abcam and recognise the developments we have made in helping researchers worldwide with their life science discoveries."

- Jim Warwick, Chief Operating Officer, Abcam plc


For further information contact:
Francesca Axe
Abcam: +44 (0) 1223 696000

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