SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

October 19, 2009 04:01 ET

Recent Trends in the UK and Irish Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Sectors, an Industrial Info News Alert

TAUNTON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - October 19, 2009) - Researched by Protel Associates Limited in alliance with Industrial Info Europe (Galway, Ireland) -- The current economic downturn is affecting all chemical and pharmaceutical companies in the United Kingdom and Ireland. There has been a noticeable slowing of larger projects in the pharmaceutical industry, although there are exceptions associated with the need to develop both vaccines and drug production to counter the pandemic swine flu threat.

Other companies featured: Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS), GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE:GSK), AstraZeneca plc (NYSE:AZN), Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE:SGP), Merck & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MRK).

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