China represents an important market for us and we are thrilled to announce that Abcam has been chosen as the winner of the Cambridge Business Weekly UK-China Business Award.
This new award category, which acknowledges the most effective ambassador for UK/China trade and trust over the last 12 months, has been jointly promoted by the Cambridge China Centre and Business Weekly. The award marks a significantly growing and increasingly dynamic trade profile between Cambridge and China.
China is looking to become a world powerhouse in scientific and technological innovation by 2050. The amount of life science research conducted in China has significantly expanded in recent years. Prominent Cambridge-based companies have made great strides in breaking down barriers and forging new alliances. We are proud Abcam has been unanimously chosen as the winner for our efforts and we plan to continue to understand this developing market, so we can support the advancement of biological discovery.
Abcam serves this expanding market by providing expertise and troubleshooting the needs of local researchers. The size of our China team has grown to over 300 employees, five times the number we had in 2014, with the expansion of our manufacturing, logistics and marketing capabilities.
Yvonne Chien, Senior Vice President, said: "We have been operating in China for more than 10 years and we are inspired by the quality and quantity of scientific discovery. We see this market as a source of innovation for the long term and we look forward to continuing our strong relationship with China."