A MALVERN company which had a key role in the development of the Covid vaccine received a Royal visitor yesterday.
Malvern Panalytical, analytical systems manufacturer and contract services provider, was today delighted to welcome HRH The Earl of Wessex to its headquarters.
It was selected for the Royal visit, amongst a small number of other Worcestershire businesses, primarily because of its scientific and technical contribution to the development of medicines and vaccines to treat and prevent Covid-19.
Andrew Heath, the chief executive of Spectris PLC, said it was a pleasure to welcome Prince Edward to the development and manufacturing centre and to explain how Malvern Panalytical’s people, products and services were assisting the global effort to fight the virus.
“We are immensely proud of the role the team here is playing in applying its technical and scientific expertise to help alleviate this humanitarian crisis.”
His Royal Highness was introduced to a number of Malvern Panalytical employees from across the business during his walk through, learning about the roles they played in the development of new technologies and services.
Also on display were a number of the scientific instruments used by Malvern Panalytical’s pharmaceutical customers in developing and manufacturing new drugs and vaccines.
The company is proud to play a key role in the global effort to develop treatments and vaccines, providing analytical instruments and expert support to SARS-CoV-2 vaccine labs across the globe.
Its president Mark Fleiner added: “Throughout 2020 and 2021, we have witnessed our analytical systems and services make a real contribution to the development of protein antigen and mRNA-based Covid-19 vaccines, as well as to the development of antiviral drugs.
“Malvern Panalytical provides the instruments and expertise to support robust and rapid vaccine development and assist pharmaceutical organisations in assuring the quality of vaccines and other treatments.
“It makes us proud to see how we are helping our customers create a better world in all sorts of markets.
“From renewable energy and sustainable building materials, all the way through to nutritious foods and critically important medicines, Malvern Panalytical is making a positive impact.”