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Coronavirus News

Due to the impact the Coronavirus is having on society and public wellbeing, we have taken actions to ensure any negative impact on our business operation and the service we offer to our clients will be kept to a minimum. Our labs and QC functions will still be operational. We will be employing a two…

MHRA GMP Compliance for the Manufacture of API’s for Clinical Study

High Force Research Ltd is pleased to announce that the Medicine and Health Regulatory Agency (MHRA) inspection held in December 2019 has resulted in the company retaining their GMP Compliance status for the manufacture of API's for clinical study. This inspection assessed our compliance with GMP principles, reviewing various client study files and evaluating our…

Training the Next Generation

High Force Research have a proud history of supporting postgraduate studies across top universities within the UK. At the beginning of February, we were delighted to be able to visit the Chemistry Department at Oxford University as part of our support to the new Inorganic Chemistry for Future Manufacture Centre for Doctoral Training (OxICFM CDT).…

#apprenticeshipweek

Being the first year that HFR has engaged in the Apprenticeship scheme, it only seemed right that we should spotlight our employees who have embarked on the process. Step up Charlie Ellison, Jude Humphrey and Kate Younger who are studying a part time BSc (Hons) in Chemical Science at Manchester Metropolitan University. Charlie works in…

High Force Research feature in NE Chamber of Commerce magazine ‘Contact’

Hotbed for growth puts businesses on fast track to global success. An article in the January 2020 NE Chamber of Commerce magazine 'Contact' features High Force Research and Pragmatic, two companies on NETPark, County Durham’s most prestigious science and technology park. Roy discusses the gradual expansion of High Force Research as a CRO, collaboration with…

High Force Research make their BBC debut on BBC Radio Tees

High Force Research were very pleased to make their BBC debut on the Gary Philipson show (BBC Radio Tees) on 10 January 2020. Roy and Neil discussed the growth of High Force Research from 3 to 35 staff with Gary as part of his tour of NetPark who declared we were “one of County Durham's…

High Force Research are Looking for a Quality Control Scientist

Quality Control Scientist A QC Scientist is required for a permanent position with High Force Research based at Bowburn (Durham). HFR’s core expertise is in chemical research and development, process optimisation, route design, scale-up and high-quality manufacture of niche, low volume, high value materials including GMP manufacture of novel API’s for clinical study. The main…

HFR commence new collaboration with Loughborough University

High Force Research (HFR) are delighted to announce the commencement of a new collaboration with Loughborough University in an attempt to translate fundamental research into life-saving technology. Stroke is the fourth biggest killer in the UK, with almost two thirds of stroke survivors leaving hospital with a disability. Time is crucial such that therapy using…

October and November on the Road for HFR

High Force Research are hitting the road once more to attend and exhibit at several conferences and exhibitions over the next couple of months. New Synthetic Methods II  at SCI London on the 10th October NEPIC Pharm Connect  in Sunderland on the 10th October Bioforward  in Birmingham 11th October Chemistry Means Business  in London on…

Successful HFR Project Symposium

HFR Project Symposium 2019   High Force Research has held its first Project Symposium. PhD students whose projects are funded by HFR got together to showcase their work at the company’s NetPark site. The audience were treated to talks by Durham, Northumbria and Newcastle University students Charlie Tomlinson, Kathleen Bowes, Oliver Gray, Joe O’Sullivan and…

A Busy September for HFR

September is going to be a busy month for HFR. Not only are we fulfilling our research and production orders, but we will be attending several conferences, too. Firstly, we will be at the 20th SCI / RSC Medicinal Chemistry Symposium, Europe’s premier biennial Medicinal Chemistry event, focussing on first disclosures and new strategies in…

Royal Society of Chemistry Internship

Royal Society of Chemistry Internship Chemical Linker Technologies   At the end of 2018, High Force Research (HFR) was lucky enough to be awarded an Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Internship Grant to explore novel chemical linker technologies for the life sciences sector. This award was for three months and was undertaken at the beginning…

HFR at the Advanced Materials Show

HFR at The Advanced Materials Show   High Force Research’s operations director Stuart Penny will be attending the Advanced Materials Show in Telford on the 10th July. The show will see some of  the world’s leading experts in graphene, 2D materials, nanomaterials, advanced composites, coatings, technical glass and ceramics taking part. More information on the…

HFR at Sheffield University for MRC DiMeN DTP Knowledge Exchange Forum

High Force Research’s Operation Director Stuart Penny will be attending the MRC DiMeN DTP Knowledge Exchange Forum at the University of Sheffield on 12th June. This meeting is designed to be “a unique opportunity to establish fruitful research collaborations and partnerships between academia and industry.” More info on the meeting here.

HFR at Dial-a-Molecule

HFR will be attending the Dial-a-Molecule annual meeting on the 3rd-4th July in York. This Annual Meeting is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of Dial-a-Molecule and will cover many areas within the Dial-a-Molecule remit; including invited speakers and opportunities to present your own work. The evening poster session(including wine reception sponsored by Syngenta), exhibitors and networking…

Biotech & Beers

HFR’s Operations Director Stuart Penny will be attending the BioNow meet, “Biotech and  Beers” on 9th May in Newcastle. Well, someone has to do it! Why not stop in for a chat over a drink? Stu’s round!  

You’re Hired!

HFR are glad to announce that our 1st apprentice starts at HFR on the 24th April. Welcome Kate Younger!

High Force Research gains MESR Accreditation

High Force Research Ltd. have been awarded French Research Tax Accreditation by the Ministere De L’Ensignement Superieur, De La Recherche et De L’innovation from April 2019. We are pleased to announce The French Ministry of Higher Education and Research (Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche, MESR) has recognised High Force Research Ltd. as an official Research Organisation.…

High Force Research opens Research site at NETPark

High Force Research are happy to announce the opening of their new research site at NETpark, Sedgefield. The new laboratories will house a dedicated team of PhD and graduate chemists focusing on chemical research and contract synthesis. High Force Research (NETPark) will work in conjunction with our present site in Bowburn to fully cater for…

The Cambridge Rare Disease Showcase

Findacure is delighted to announce the return of its annual Cambridge Rare Disease Showcase! High Force Research are attending The Cambridge Rare Disease Showcase on Thursday August 16th, contact us if you’ll be there too at moc.hcraeserecrofhgih@sillawrefinnej   Cambridge is a well-known hub of scientific research, with a cluster of patient groups, advocacy networks, industry,…

High Force Research Turns 30!

High Force Research turns 30 this summer, and to celebrate our continued growth and success we are off to Hardwick Live to party with the Kaiser Chiefs on August 18th! Founded in 1988 by Dr Roy Valentine, Bob Redfern and Stuart Penny, we are proud to remain an independently owned UK chemistry contract research organisation…
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