New CRO facility on Swansea’s waterfront

Written by Rosanna Hill, Future Science Group

Funding from the Welsh Government to expand PRA facility

A new PRA facility in Swansea (UK) is set to create more than 100 graduate-level jobs in South Wales. The CRO is based in Raleigh (NC, USA), and operates globally with more than 50 international offices employing over 5000 employees.

The new facility that was officially opened in early May is an expansion of the original PRA facility located in Matrix Court, Swansea.  It will house a new multi-lingual help desk as an expansion of the Clinical Informatics Teams. PRA are looking to recruit high-caliber graduates from Welsh universities into highly skilled graduate jobs across a range of disciplines.

PRA considered several locations for its expansion, but it was secured by Wales after £1.29 million business finance funding from the Welsh Government.

Steve Powell, PRA Executive Vice President, Clinical Informatics and Late Phase Services, said, “We are delighted to officially open our expanded location in Swansea. The new site has received substantial funding from the Welsh government which will mean significant job creation and support for the local economy. As a leading CRO, we are committed to the growth of our Swansea team and to transforming clinical trials across all phases of drug development; the new building and jobs demonstrates PRA’s commitment to offering a more dynamic service to our customers, both locally and internationally.”

Source: PRA supports Welsh economy with opening of new facility in Swansea substantial new jobs created.