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Biology students visit MedImmune / AstraZeneca

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Biology A level students visited MedImmune, the worldwide biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca, on the Cambridge Science Park. There was a talk on the research and development carried out at the company followed by a tour of the laboratories. Here is what our students said about the visit:

“I thoroughly enjoyed the trip as it gave me a proper insight into how drugs are made. I never realised how long it takes to develop medicines, with the vast amount of effort which goes into the process. I’m very keen to go into the biochemistry / pharmaceutical industries, and this visit definitely contributed to my enthusiasm for the field.”

Amy

“The trip gave me insights into the different stages of drug development and how a major pharmaceutical company is run.”

Saffron

“The trip was really interesting, and we saw some amazing parts of MedImmune!”

Lucy

“Visiting MedImmune enabled me to learn about the real-life application of the processes we study in Biology. I enjoyed being able to see the laboratories where initial investigations are carried out into making some of the medicines we use every day.”

Katie