South West (UK)

Webinar: Vaccines Manufacture and Innovation Centre Harwell

Webinar: Vaccines Manufacture and Innovation Centre Harwell
  • Date From 4th May 2020
  • Date To 4th May 2020
  • Price Free of charge
  • Location Online


An introduction to a brand new UK manufacturing project that will provide state-of-the-art vaccine development and manufacturing. The centre will be constructed and operated by a new, not-for-profit company, VMIC UK. The company has been founded by three academic institutions (Oxford, Imperial and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) and supported by three industrial partners (Jansen, Merck and GE Healthcare). This facility will enhance UK preparedness and response capabilities for producing vaccines against emerging infectious diseases by allowing the UK government to use the facility and staff during an outbreak identified as a public health emergency of international concern.


John Challenger Ceng, FIChemE, FIMechE — Project Design & Construction Consultant, WHP Engineering Ltd (Lead Design Company)

John Challenger has an extensive background and experience in the project management, design and construction of research, development and manufacturing facilities for the bio-pharmaceutical industry. Due to the various roles he had in the vaccines project both in the UK and overseas, he initially became involved with the VMIC project when he was Chairman of WHP and has had a continuous role as project consult from the concept phase and into the detailed design and procurement stage.


17:00—18:00 BST.


A one-hour online session: 40 minutes' presentation + 20 minutes' Q&A.


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This webinar is free of charge and open to all to attend.

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