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Evolve building advanced pharma lab in Ghana
Luqa, Malta: – Life sciences environment specialist Evolve Ltd (Evolve) is building a new state-of-the-art pharmaceutical laboratory in Ghana to serve West Africa.
The facility, located near the Ghanaian capital, Accra, will produce medicines to help to improve hundreds of thousands of lives across this hugely populous region.
Evolve will deploy its advanced capabilities in laboratory design, equipment and training to ensure that the new Ghanaian laboratory will be the first in West Africa to work to EU equivalent regulatory standards.
Ghana’s rapid development
Evolve Managing Director Christopher Busuttil Delbridge announced the news during a Maltese trade mission to Ghana. He said: “Ghana was a natural choice for us since the country is going through a rapid development process that we recognise from our own experience in Malta.”
‘We want to do in Ghana what we did in Malta 15 years ago – create organic capacity to match the best in the world. Ghana is going through an industrialization process that aims to end its reliance on inferior imported products and become instead an exporter with competitive quality and capacity levels.”
Mr. Busuttil Delbridge urged other Maltese businesses to invest in Ghana, which boasted the fastest growing economy in the world in 2019, according to the World Bank.
As well as the pharmaceutical industry, Evolve serves a number of different sectors including healthcare, life sciences, agriculture, mining, medical cannabis, education.
Over the past two years, Evolve has initiated Business Process Analysis and Strategic Marketing Consultancy programs to support international operations, including greater engagement in West Africa and sub-Saharan Africa, with particular expansion in Ghana and Ethiopia.
About Evolve Ltd.
Malta-based Evolve Ltd. designs and installs fully equipped controlled environments to construct and renovate private and public laboratories and research facilities for the scientific, healthcare, industrial, pharmaceutical, academic and heritage sectors.
Evolve offers a holistic service that draws on four principal areas of expertise, in the design, installation and equipment, personnel training and maintenance of laboratory and research facilities and equipment.
Evolve Ltd. is part of the Attard & Co. Group of Companies and traces its origins to Attard’s setting up in 1956 of Medical and Scientific Equipment and Supplies (MSES) to cater for its scientific products. During the 1990s, under the leadership of Christopher Busuttil Delbridge, Evolve’s current Managing Director, MSES changed its business model, centered on a vision to become a recognized, award-winning, world-class thought leader and influencer on the international scientific and healthcare laboratory market.
In 2006, following Malta’s accession to the EU, MSES Department was rebranded as Evolve Ltd., an independent Attard subsidiary tasked with serving the scientific community. Within five years, it had developed three operating departments: Medical & Diagnostics, Scientific Services and Technical Services.
Evolve currently employs some 30 people, mostly scientists and technical experts.
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The Ghana lab fit out will include advanced IT systems and cleanroom capacity, employing local researchers and staff