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Rapid growth at Aptus Clinical continues to drive development of valued medicines

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Since its inception in 2014, specialist clinical Contract Research Organisation, Aptus Clinical has grown from strength to strength. Having won BioNow’s Start-up of the year in 2016 and been a shortlisted finalist for OBN’s Specialist CRO of the Year in 2018, Aptus Clinical continues to impress industry watchers with the breadth and depth of pharma industry expertise that it brings to support the design, conduct and delivery of innovative, value-creating clinical studies.

Founded by three former-AstraZeneca colleagues, Aptus Clinical has grown to a team of 48 people in four years. Based at Alderley Park in North West England, Aptus Clinical specialises in providing biotech companies with seasoned drug development expertise, insight and infrastructure, to support clients in transforming their promising assets into valued medicines.

Aptus has recently commenced impressive new collaborations in the Cell and Gene Therapy arena in  iMATCH. Being a part of iMATCH (a Manchester-based consortium funded by Innovate UK), offers exciting opportunities to help scale-up the delivery of advanced therapies in the NHS for a range of debilitating conditions.  

To help realise their ambitious growth plans, Aptus Clinical has recruited several key hires to its senior leadership team, with the aim of driving the company’s four core functions of Commercial, Corporate & Clinical Governance, Clinical Services and Business Services. They have also moved within Alderley Park to a significantly larger office suite, to better accommodate future growth. 

Expansion plans have recently received a significant boost when Aptus secured £150,000 loan from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) - FW Capital Debt Finance, managed by FW Capital, allowing additional investment in infrastructure, staff and capabilities to better serve the needs of a growing client base.

Aptus Clinical CEO Steve McConchie said: “I am both delighted and proud that Aptus Clinical is going through such a positive period of growth and expansion. The additions to our team, internal promotions, restructuring and office move to a fantastic new space in Alderley Park are all a reflection of the incredible work being carried out by our team.”      

For more information about Aptus Clinical and the work they do, visit www.aptusclinical.com

Katie Droogan