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Research & Development

At Pfizer we invest time, knowledge, money and people to find new life-saving or life-changing medicines. We have more than 800 scientists, researchers and doctors in the UK, all working on the goal of finding new medicines and treatments and getting them safely to healthcare professionals and patients, to improve people’s health.

Our research and development colleagues in Cambridge and Sandwich work with other colleagues across the world, as well as universities and academia, other companies and other organisations in the search for, and development of, new medicines and treatments.

In 2012 alone, Pfizer invested £182 million and enrolled around 370 patients into 91 clinical trials in the UK. Over the last decade, we have invested £5 billion in research in the UK to develop medicines and vaccines to improve Britain’s health. This is almost a third of the total spend in R&D in the UK.   

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