Retroscreen Virology

This biomedical company helps to develop drugs and vaccines to fight viral illnesses, such as influenza, the common cold and swine flu. Founded in 1989 by the virology professor John Oxford, Retroscreen runs clinical trials for pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms to test new antiviral compounds. It also conducts pre-clinical research, and runs virus infection studies with human volunteers under quarantine conditions. Sales have risen 66% a year from £1.1m in 2005 to £5.3m in 2008.

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Company details
Year2009
Rank40
CompanyRetroscreen Virology
ActivityBiomedical research organisation
LocationCentral London
Average 3 year sales growth66.14%
Latest sales £000s5,255
Staff42
Founded1989
Websitewww.retroscreen.com

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