Two day Biotour_GlaxoSmithKline Headquarters & R&D facility, Stevenage

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To provide industry-focused training, PhD students and PDRAs from the Border & Regions Airways Training Hub (BREATH) were invited to the Brentford and Stevenage GSK sites for a two day visit. They formed part of a larger BREATH team of thirty-five scientists from the Dundalk Institute of Technology, Queen’s University Belfast and the University of the West of Scotland. The collective team were given guided tours of the facilities and presentations by innovative GSK scientists, engineers, marketing executives, department heads and researchers, all of whom are vital to the process of product development from research and innovation to distribution. Students and principal investigators had the unique opportunity to engage with associates of the company and learn about their recent work. This included the utilisation of deep learning to improve diagnostics, the use of virtual reality to train the workforce in invaluable techniques, the process of guiding a product from pre-market to market and the general process by which teams of multidisciplinary scientists develop, manufacture and test products.
Period14 Mar 201915 Mar 2019
Held atGlaxoSmithKline UK, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational