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A scientific company specializing in research on vaccines and viruses has moved its laboratory to Sandwich’s Discovery Park.

Virology Research Services, founded in 2017 by Michela Mazzon and Chiara Mencarelli, provides testing and analytical services to industry and academia.

Michela Mazzon, left, and Chiara Mencarelli – co-directors general of virology research services

It chose to move to the Science Park, from its former base at University College London, to modernize its facilities.

Michela Mazzon, Co-General Manager of the business, said: “The need for space and specialist facilities to grow the business made this move a necessity. We needed to be somewhere that could accommodate our future business plans.

“A real driver of our decision was being part of an ambitious and thriving life science community.”

Fellow MD Chiara Mencarelli added, “We are keen to work closely with other scientists and staff involved in the life sciences ecosystem to share knowledge, expertise and identify solutions to the most pressing issues. most urgent today.

Mayer Schreiber, CEO of Discovery Park, added, “The Virology Research Services team is a welcome addition to our scientific community. We are confident that they will get better and better.”