US biopharmaceuticals firm opens new base in Reading

US-based biopharmaceutical services company Quintiles has established a new base at Green Park, Reading, that will manage its operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The company is keen to use the UK as a base for its clinical, commercial and capital services and has made a series of investments in the country over recent years.

It opened the first of its international Prime Site clinical research facilities at Queen Mary, University of London in June; expanded its Phase I facility at Guy’s Hospital, London, in March; and opened a laboratory and office in Edinburgh in 2009.

More than 500 employees from three separate offices of Quantiles have relocated to the new facility near Heathrow Airport.