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New conceptual study for butadiene telomerization published

Research arising from the  EU's 7th Framework Programme’s  SYNFLOW project o n which Britest collaborated has resulted in a  new, peer-reviewed publication describing a  conceptual design study for a butadiene telomerization process.  Britest Senior Innovation…

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Nov202017



Britest to frame thinking on new approaches to decision making for batch to continuous evaluation

CEO speaking at 9th Symposium on Flow Chemistry for Industrial Applications Britest's Chief Executive Officer  Dr. Gareth Jenkins will be in Barcelona next week, speaking at the latest in a series of international profile events for executive chemists, engineers and business…

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Continuous ManufactureDecision MakingInnovationNetworkingProcess Design

Nov102017



Britest Day 2017 Innovation, impact... and inspiration

Britest's premier annual showcase and networking day has been hailed as an all-round success. Taking the overall theme of  "Innovation and Impact"  Britest Day 2017 attracted a strong showing from our corporate and academic membership, collaborative partners, and invited…

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Nov72017



Autumn marks the start of SPRING

Autumn marks the start of SPRING Amy Peace and Mark Talford represented Britest at the  SPIRE Industry Conference in Brussels on 19th-21st September, communicating the key findings of a recently completed collaboration and announcing the start of our new EU project SPRING. "...setting…

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Oct172017



Britest Day 2017 provisional programme announced

The provisional programme for our premier annual showcase and networking event, Britest Day is now available. Built around the overall theme of  "Innovation and Impact"  Britest Day 2017 is taking place on Thursday 2nd November 2017 at the Inspiration Suite, Village Hotel,…

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Sep192017



Picture this - future EU Process Industry under discussion

Britest focusing on sustainability and impact at 2017 SPIRE Process Industry Conference The  Process Industry Conference , a SPIRE cPPP mid-term policy event, taking place on 19th - 21st September 2017 in Brussels , promises to gather all relevant stakeholders for…

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Jun192017



Supporting Women in STEM at Darebsury

Britest is pleased to be supporting local efforts at Sci-Tech Daresbury to encourage a mutual support network amongst female workers involved in all aspects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics across the North-West's dynamic high-tech business campus. Senior…

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Jun162017



Symposium Report - Continuous Flow Chemistry for Industrial Processes

RSC Symposium, ChemSpec Europe, Münich, Germany, 31st May – 1st June 2017 The production of fine and speciality chemicals is still heavily reliant on batch processes. There is much technology innovation being developed to enable the scale-down of continuous processing and the 2017 RSC…

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Continuous ManufactureHorizon ScanningInnovationPharmaProcess DesignSpeciality Chemicals

Jun152017



No headaches applying Britest to Paracetamol MicroFactory

Process understanding study helps CMAC team build the picture of new rapid prototyping capability The power of the Britest tools to build team communications, deepen understanding of complex systems, and plan for further action was once again demonstrated by a successful…

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Jun62017



Britest CEO in chair at Continuous Flow Symposium

Gareth Jenkins to chair session at RSC event during Chemspec 2017 Britest Limited is pleased to report that our Chief Executive Officer  Dr. Gareth Jenkins will be chairing a session at a forthcoming Royal Society of Chemistry  International Symposium in Continuous Flow…

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May252017



Innovation and the Business of Science

Britest Limited looks forward to joining other key regional stakeholders at the Business of Science Conference 2017 pre-conference dinner on Wednesday 17th May, The event is the setting for the presentation of a new national Leadership Award which seeks to recognise a senior figure from the…

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May162017



Making an impact through Public-Private Partnerships

Britest is helping the EC assess and enhance the impact of H2020 sustainability projects.  Britest is pleased to be playing an active role in helping the European Commission assess and learn from the impact of the 2014 - 2016 contractual Public-Private Partnerships…

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May162017



Building links in Continuous Crystallisation

Britest will be attending the 2017 CMAC Open Day for the first time as a Tier 2 Member of the Centre for Continuous Manufacture and Crystallisation. This annual showcase for developments in key areas of manufacturing research enabling continuous manufacturing, and future directions.envisaged takes place on 23rd and 24th March 2017 in Glasgow.

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Jan192017



Join us at IBioIC17

Britest looks forward to further strengthening our growing links in biotechnology at the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre's 3rd annual conference, IBioIC17, due to be held in Glasgow on the 26th and 27th January 2017.

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BiotechnologyNetworking

Jan92017



Biogen becomes Britest Associate

2017 has started on a note of new growth, with the announcement of Biogen International GmbH's accession to Britest Associate status.

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Membership News

Jan32017



Britest joins world leading continuous processing consortium

Britest Limited has strengthened its capacity to innovate in relation to understanding the batch to continuous manufacturing transition and the role of crystallisation processes in particle design by becoming a Tier 2 member of CMAC (Continuous Manufacturing and Crystallisation). Britest…

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Dec12016



John Borland Award for Innovation Inaugurated

Britest Members’ Day 2016, our principal annual showcase and networking event, saw the inauguration of a new prestigious award designed to recognise and encourage innovation within the Britest community.

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Nov12016



Members' Day "best yet"

The 13th annual Britest Members' Day has been acclaimed by attendees as "the best yet". Held on 20th October 2016 at the Macron Stadium, Bolton, Members' Day was attended by around 80 delegates from three continents, drawn from Britest's members, associates, partners and collaborators, and other invited guests.

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Oct312016



New CEO for Britest

Britest Limited has announced the appointment of Dr Gareth Jenkins as our CEO. He will assume responsibilities on 24th October and will succeed Sue Fleet who is retiring after 12 years in the role.

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Appointments

Sep212016



New role for Rob Peeling

A new stage in an ongoing journey with the Britest approach has just started for Rob Peeling, whom we are pleased to report has joined Britest in the role of Senior Innovation Specialist. Rob brings a wealth of industrial experience to his new role from a career with ICI and Johnson Matthey, where…

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Appointments

Jul12016



Senn Chemicals become Britest Associate

Swiss custom manufacturer Senn Chemicals AG has become the latest organisation to engage with Britest by taking up Britest Associate status. As an Associate Senn will be able to access a range of Britest tools and services to support their process development needs and drive operational excellence.…

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Jun232016



Continuous flow catalysis for API synthesis scales up

A new, high-profile scientific paper arising from one of Britest's international collaborative projects , which reports the first development of a continuous flow process for asymmetric hydrogenation with a heterogenized molecular catalyst in a real industrial context, has been selected as an “ACS…

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InnovationPublications

Jun102016



Welcome to Merck Chemicals UK

In an extension to its collaborative business model, Britest is pleased to announce that the Technical Centre of Merck Chemicals UK has become the first Britest Associate. This new level of engagement with Britest offers the opportunity for smaller organisations or business units of larger…

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Membership News

Apr42016



Britest and IBioIC partner up to drive innovation

Britest has joined forces with the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) to support organisations in delivering innovative process solutions for the growing industrial biotechnology sector. In a reciprocal deal, Britest becomes a Network Member of IBioIC (which represent a broad…

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Mar12016



New £20.4m project set to transform UK pharmaceutical development and manufacturing

Britest is playing a key role in a newly launched major collaborative project that is set to transform the UK pharmaceutical industry by enabling the manufacturing processes of the innovative medicines of the future to be designed digitally. The ADDoPT (Advanced Digital Design of Pharmaceutical…

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InnovationPharma

Jan282016



2015 Britest Members Day Builds on Strengths

The 12th Britest Members' Day, held on 22nd October 2015 took the theme 'building on strengths' and was attended by over 70 delegates from member organisations, collaborators and invited guests from industry and academia. Alongside an update on Britest's strategic…

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Oct222015



John joins Britest

Britest continues to build its capabilities and broaden the skill set of the core team with the recruitment of a new Technical Communications Specialist. Dr John Henderson joined Britest from new process technology developer C-Tech Innovation in October. John is an experienced industrial…

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Appointments

Oct122015



External Appointments for Sue and Mark

The strategic skills and insight of two senior figures in Britest have been recognised through their recent appointments to external advisory bodies. Firstly, we are delighted to report that Britest CEO Sue Fleet has been appointed to the Presidency of the Comité de Pilotage Scientifique (CPS) of…

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Oct12015



Britest to partner in £22m REMEDIES project 

Britest’s role in the REMEDIES (RE-configuring MEDIcines End-to-end Supply) project will help the UK pharmaceutical industry develop enhanced process understanding to improve medicines manufacturing and supply.     The project was launched in 2014 and has recently…

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InnovationPharma

Aug262015



Britest moves to Daresbury Sci-Tech Hub

On Wednesday 1 st  July 2015 Britest moved to a new innovation hub at the Sci-Tech Park, Daresbury, just a few miles from our previous location at The Heath, Runcorn. Our new contact details are: Britest Limited The Innovation Centre Sci-Tech Daresbury Keckwick Lane, Daresbury …

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Membership News

Jun252015



Britest launches new data capture and knowledge management tool

Britest’s latest venture into software-based tools to support process understanding has been launched following extensive development and testing with member organisations. The Facilitator Support Tool (FST) was showcased at Britest Members’ Day in November 2014 and is now available to all member…

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Innovation

Jan252015



Britest to lead European Horizon 2020 sustainability project 

Britest is to lead the co-ordination of project STYLE - a two year coordinated support activity across the European process sectors, funded by the Horizon 2020 / SPIRE programme. Launched in January 2015, project STYLE aims to identify and deliver a practical 'toolkit' that can…

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InnovationSustainability

Jan102015



New methodologies launched to address key business drivers 

Britest has launched three new methodologies to help organisations generate value from process understanding by addressing key business drivers. A new Biocatalysis Assessment Methodology  is used to assess the techno-economic feasibility of implementing a biocatalytic step in a chemical…

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Innovation

Jan82015



Britest launches ChemDecide decision software tool

Britest has launched a suite of software for analysing complex decision problems after an intensive period of development and testing with member organisations. ChemDecide is a highly intuitive tool with a user-friendly interface that guides individuals or groups through a structured process for…

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Innovation

Nov302014



Britest welcomes Martin Edwards

Martin Edwards joins the Britest team to strengthen capability and knowledge in solid formulated product and process development. Martin will lead Britest’s technical input to the “Digital Design of Drug Products“ project announced earlier this month. He will also have a key role in…

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Appointments

Jun152014



New collaborative project for the ‘Digital Design of Drug Products’

Britest is a key partner in a new collaborative innovation project focused on the design, manufacturing processes and performance of formulated drug products. Digital Design of Drug Product  is a two-year project, co-funded by Innovate UK and includes partners AstraZeneca, Pfizer, GSK,…

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InnovationPharma

Jun12014



Britest welcomes Victrex and Hospira as Members

Victrex Plc and Hospira Inc are the latest international organisations to become Britest members. They join 19 other industrial partners and five academic organisations making up the Britest collaboration. Headquartered in the UK, Victrex is a leading global manufacturer of high performance…

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Membership News

Apr152014



Britest Members' Day 2013

Britest’s Members’ Day 2013 brought together over 100 attendees from around the world, representing member organisations, collaborators and invited guests from both industry and academia. Held at the Reebok Stadium, Bolton, UK  on 7th November, the annual event featured inputs on Britest’s…

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Nov112013



Britest welcomes Richard Hodgett and Rebecca Feay

Britest has further strengthened its member services and deployment activities with two new appointments. Richard Hodgett joined the team in September to lead the roll out and development of ChemDecide -  a new decision structure and analysis tool recently added to the Britest…

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Appointments

Nov52013



Aesica Pharmaceuticals joins Britest

Aesica Pharmaceuticals is the latest industrial organisation to join Britest with immediate effect. They join a group of 22 leading companies and academic organisations who collaborate uniquely in the development of innovative tools and methodologies to support whole process understanding. Aesica…

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Membership News

Feb42013



Nottingham University to host Green & Sustainable Chemistry Conference

Britest member – The University of Nottingham – is organising the 6th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry at Nottingham from the 4th-7th August 2013. Professor Martyn Poliakoff said “We believe that this conference comes at an important time due to the increased emphasis on…

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NetworkingSustainability

Jan92013



The University of Nottingham joins Britest

The University of Nottingham has joined Britest as a new academic member with immediate effect. They join a group of twenty other leading industrial and academic organisations who work together in a unique collaboration to drive innovative developments in whole process design. The University of…

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Membership News

Oct242012



Britest Members' Day 2012

The Annual Britest Dinner and Members' Day event took place at the Reebok Stadium, Bolton, UK on 24th/25th October 2012.  Over 70 attendees from across Europe, USA and South Africa attended the event which focused on sharing of knowledge, experiences and best practice amongst member…

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Sep132012



INVITE facility hosts 2011 F³ Factory Interest Group Meeting

INVITE facility hosts 2011 F³ Factory Interest Group Meeting Over 50 representatives from leading European industrial and academic organisations came together in November 2011 to participate in the 2 nd annual F³ Factory Interest Group Meeting. Held at the newly opened INVITE Research Center…

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Innovation

Jan42012



Amy Peace joins Britest

Amy Peace joined Britest on 1st January 2012 to lead a programme of activities looking at 'sustainable whole process design'. Amy will also contribute to the sustainability activities which Britest is responsible for in the EU Framework Seven project - SYNFLOW. Amy holds a…

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Appointments

Jan12012



Britest Members' Day 2011

2011 marks the tenth anniversary of the formal establishment of Britest Limited. As such, we are inviting all our current members and invited guests to share with us in celebrating this important milestone with a special pre-event Dinner on Wednesday 19th October.    Key…

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Sep232011



F3 Factory Interest Group Meeting

Industrial and academic organisations across Europe are invited to participate in the second F 3 Factory interest group meeting. The event will take place at the INVITE Research Centre, Leverkusen, Germany on 15th November 2011 and will provide an early opportunity to view the new F…

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InnovationNetworking

Sep202011



A practical guide to PI

Dr Jeremy M Double presents a practical guide to Process Intensification and how this can lead to delivery of commercial gains. Writing for the The Chemical Engineer (TCE) - a leading industry journal - Jeremy outlines why it is important to choose the right targets to intensify. The…

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Publications

Jul42011



Dr Charlie Gordon joins Britest

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Charles (Charlie) Gordon as Senior Innovation Specialist - effective 1st June 2011. Charlie joins Britest from Pfizer’s Global R&D facility in Sandwich, Kent where he has worked as Principal Scientist since 2004.  Prior to this he…

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Appointments

May312011



AMRI extends membership

AMRI extends Britest membership to cover global operations AMRI has formally extended its membership of Britest to incorporate all its global business entities with effect from 1 st April 2011. Formerly Excelsyn, AMRI’s location in the UK has been a member of Britest since 2006. During this…

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Membership News

May182011



Millennium joins Britest

American bio-pharmaceutical company Millennium is the latest high profile company to join Britest Limited. A wholly owned subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Millennium is exclusively focused on oncology to improve the treatment of cancer around the world. In addition to its…

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Membership News

Jan202011



ISOCHEM joins Britest

ISOCHEM S.A., the former fine chemicals arm of the French state-owned Groupe SNPE, has become the latest international fine chemical company to collaborate in process innovations by joining Britest Limited. ISOCHEM is a technology driven organisation providing custom fine chemical…

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Membership News

Jan62011



Britest collaborates in Synflow

Britest’s is to play a key role in SYNFLOW – a new, large scale EU-funded research project launched on 25th October 2010. The €11 million project seeks to develop new methodology for novel catalytic systems widley used in chemical production - that are more cost effective and have a lower…

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Innovation

Nov12010



2010 Members Day

Britest’s 2010 Members’ Day focuses on Value & Collaboration Over 60 delegates - representing member organisations and guests from industry and academia across the world - recently gathered to review the global challenges and collaborative opportunities for innovative developments in process…

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Membership NewsNetworking

Oct292010



Procter & Gamble joins Britest

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has become the latest international company to join Britest in order to collaborate in the development and deployment of innovative process solutions. The consumer products giant has collaborated alongside Britest for the past five years in IMPULSE - a major European…

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Membership News

Jun12010



Britest collaborates in F3 Factory

Britest is to play a key role in a major new EU-funded project that aims to strengthen the European chemical industry's global technological leadership via faster and more flexible production methods. Launched today at Bayer Technology Services headquarters in Leverkusen, the F 3 Factory…

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Innovation

Jul292009



ICES joins Britest

Singapore’s Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES) joins Britest   The Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES) in Singapore has become the latest leading academic institute to join Britest in a bid to drive the successful development of innovative process…

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Membership News

Oct232008



Global industry leaders join Britest to gain business benefit from pro

Three more leading companies have joined Britest Limited – a not-for-profit company focused on process innovation – to drive competitive advantage in their manufacturing operations through improved process understanding. South Africa-based Anglo Platinum – the world's leading primary producer of…

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Membership News

May222008



Purdue University joins Britest

Purdue University joins Britest to collaboration in process design  Britest has chosen CPhI Milan to announce a new global collaboration in process design for the pharma/fine chemical sector, by unveiling Purdue University as its first North American academic member. Based in Indiana,…

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Membership News

Oct152007



Strategic partnership with CIKTN

Britest has formed a strategic partnership with Chemistry Innovation KTN - to identify and develop leading edge knowledge and innovative technologies in manufacturing design - in support of UK chemical-using industries.    Britest will take the lead in developing strategy and…

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Partnering

Apr302007



Pfizer Inc joins Britest

Pfizer Inc. to benefit from Britest membership  Pfizer Inc. has become the latest major pharmaceutical company to benefit from the unique collaborative opportunities offered through Britest…

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Membership News

Sep202006