Roche to end clinical trials in Welwyn Garden City

HUMAN guinea pigs from Times Territory will no longer be able to take part in clinical trials. Thousands of residents have been healthy volunteers for Roche over the past 20 years, as the pharmaceutical giant developed its medicines. But the company's

HUMAN guinea pigs from Times Territory will no longer be able to take part in clinical trials.

Thousands of residents have been healthy volunteers for Roche over the past 20 years, as the pharmaceutical giant developed its medicines.

But the company's Clinical Pharmacology Unit (CPU) based in Shire Park, WGC, is being moved to Strasbourg in France.

Site head Lesley Struthers told the WHT: "This has been a difficult decision for us to take and in no way reflects adversely upon the hard work or commitment shown by our staff in the Welwyn CPU.


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"We would like to thank the few thousand members of our community who have acted as healthy human volunteers over the last 20 years and thus supported the development of our innovative medicines".

All volunteers have also been written to personally thanking them for their support.

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