A number of Pfizer capabilities critical to the delivery of the company’s mid to late stage portfolio are located at Discovery Park. These include Pharmaceutical Sciences; Safety and Regulatory; Medical; Business Units; Quality Assurance; and Business Support Functions (Procurement & Operations, HR, Finance, Patents and Business Technology). As part of the Pharmaceutical Sciences operation, Pfizer’s unique pilot plant production and solid and liquid dose manufacturing are based at the site. Pfizer’s presence in Cambridge, UK (Neusentis Research Unit and Devices Centre of Emphasis) and Discovery Park offers opportunities to collaborate on industry projects and initiatives across the UK and Europe.
Historically the Sandwich site has an excellent track record of discovering new medicines to improve the health and quality of life of people suffering from critical diseases. Some of Pfizer’s most important medicines were discovered at Sandwich. They include Celsentri® (maraviroc), the first new oral class of HIV treatment in more than a decade; Revatio® (sildenafil) for the rare condition of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH); Diflucan (fluconazole) and Vfend® (voriconazole), two life-saving anti-fungal medicines; Istin (amlodipine) and Cardura (doxazosin), for the treatment of cardiovascular disease; and Viagra® (sildenafil) for erectile dysfunction.