Today the British government launches a new strategy for UK industry; it’s been a while in the making as Mrs May first mooted the idea in January. Some were obviously in the know because coincidentally US pharmaceutical firm Merck today announced that London will become its new UK headquarters. The exact site, opening in 2020, has yet to be decided but will house 150 researchers and another 800 staff. MD UK & Ireland Louise Houson said, ‘we believe London to be a unique bioscience centre of excellence and a key component of the established golden triangle for academic science London-Oxford-Cambridge’.
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