Medicine Accelerator Founders Receive Pharma Leaders Award in Addition to Pharma Company of the Year Award
We’re delighted to announce that APC and VLE founders, Mark Barrett and Brian Glennon, received the “Pharma Leader” award at the 2022 Pharma Industry Awards in Dublin this evening. Citing their “ambition and drive” in building the company from 2 people in 2011 to 270 people across both companies today, the awarding committee highlighted how, through APC and VLE, they have:
“delivered innovative disruption and established a Global Centre of Excellence across Process Development, Digital and GMP Manufacturing.”
In accepting the award, CEO Mark described the plans to expand the ‘The Medicine Accelerator’ – the home of APC and VLE. The Medicine Accelerator will be built out to include 600+ pharma professionals and to house a globally unique pharma R&D, Digital, and Manufacturing Campus in Ireland. Mark cited the winning formula as, "Great science, even greater people, and a culture that would enable us to shine."
In his acceptance speech, Brian Glennon, CTO noted that over 400 medicines have been worked on in the Medicine Accelerator over the last 10 years and currently this team is spearheading the development and manufacture of 35 new cutting-edge medicines in Personalized Oncology, Immunotherapy, Cardiology, Neurology, and more. Brian noted:
“a big motivation in establishing APC, and, more recently, VLE has been to provide these very talented Irish and international staff with a platform to make a truly unique global impact from Ireland”