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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

30 Nov 2014

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 developing

15 Jun 2014

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, Britest and

1 Jun 2014

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

15 Apr 2014

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 key

11 Nov 2013

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 toolkit. Richard

5 Nov 2013

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

4 Feb 2013

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

9 Jan 2013

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

24 Oct 2012

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 organisations.

13 Sep 2012

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 in

4 Jan 2012

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 degree in Chemical

1 Jan 2012

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 features of our Members’ Day

23 Sep 2011

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 3 Factory

20 Sep 2011

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 article

4 Jul 2011

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 was a Researcher at

31 May 2011

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

18 May 2011

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

20 Jan 2011

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

6 Jan 2011

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

1 Nov 2010

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

29 Oct 2010

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 Union

1 Jun 2010

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

29 Jul 2009

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 solutions for

23 Oct 2008

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

22 May 2008

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, Purdue

15 Oct 2007

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 implementation

30 Apr 2007

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 membership. Pfizer becomes the 16th member company to join Britest Limited, gaining

20 Sep 2006