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The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Secretary, has attended the inauguration of the Novo Nordisk Research Centre Oxford (NNRCO).

The day of events, including laboratory tours and a round table discussion on government policy on diabetes care and prevention, was also attended by Sir John Bell, Regius Chair of Medicine at the University of Oxford and Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen, Chief Science Officer of Novo Nordisk. The programme included speeches by Tommy Ahlers, the Danish Education and Research Minister and Lord O’Shaughnessy, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health.

The new research centre is located on the Old Road Campus in Oxford amongst several University-led research institutes, including the Target Discovery Institute, Big Data Institute and OCDEM (Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism). The new Innovation Building will house both Novo Nordisk and the BioEscalator that will rent out space for small start-up companies.

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