Symbiosis Pharmaceutical Services (Symbiosis), a fast-growing contract manufacturing organisation (CMO) specialising in sterile manufacture of vaccines, pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals, and headquartered in Stirling, UK, has appointed Jette Cowan as Business Development Manager (BDM) for the Northern region of the European Union (E.U.).As BDM, Jette will be tasked with developing strategic relationships with new and existing clients across the Nordic region and Germany…. Read More

Symbiosis is attending the Digital BIO International Convention 2021

This month our CEO, Colin MacKay, Head of Business Development, Helen-Caddy-Leach and key members of our Business Development team are excited to be attending the annual BIO International Convention, which will be held virtually this year as BIO Digital.The event brings together leaders in the global biotech industry to provide networking opportunities, educational resources to help drive your business, and the insights… Read More

Case Study: Advanced Therapies Apprenticeship Community (ATAC)

Building a workforce with the right skills is crucial and at Symbiosis we believe that having an unrivalled apprenticeship programme is undeniably worthwhile and mutually beneficial.With the help of the Advanced Therapies Apprenticeship Community (ATAC) our apprentice programme has become an integral part of our recruitment process and has allowed us to fully benefit from our apprentices – making them a much… Read More

Vaccine Success!

Amazing news for everyone with the confirmation that AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for emergency supply in the UK by the MHRA, the UK medicines regulator, with the first doses being released today (Dec. 30th 2020) so that vaccinations may begin early in the New Year.As a key supplier of the AZD1222 vaccine to AstraZeneca for clinical trials, everyone at Symbiosis is tremendously proud to… Read More

Investing in our future workforce

We were delighted to see Symbiosis apprentices showcased in The Sunday Times yesterday.The Scottish Government has identified apprenticeships as crucial and the article detailed why apprenticeships are so important for economic success.It also highlighted how Symbiosis apprentices had recently witnessed history in the making as they watched Symbiosis technicians create clinical trial material for Oxford University and AstraZeneca’s breakthrough Covid-19 vaccine, AZD1222.Read… Read More

A vaccine for the whole world

Fantastic news for everyone as a vaccine that Symbiosis has supported is hailed as a “vaccine for the whole world”. #Oxford #AstraZeneca #COVID19 #vaccine has 70.4% average efficacy and 90% if a lower dose used – plus it can be stored at normal fridge temperature (2-8 °C).Symbiosis is proud of its support for the AstraZeneca clinical trials of the AZD1222 vaccine. Part of a world-class team that is leading – and hopefully winning – the global fight against COVID-19. You can read about our involvement here: from… Read More


RAPIDLY-GROWING contract manufacturing organisation (CMO) Symbiosis Pharmaceutical Services (Symbiosis), has successfully completed a scheduled inspection by the UK Government regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).Headquartered in Stirling, UK, and specialising in the sterile manufacture of vaccines, pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals for clinical and commercial use, Symbiosis recorded no critical or major observations from the reinspection by the MHRA.In order to… Read More

Symbiosis confirms commitment to growth strategy with key appointment

Symbiosis Pharmaceutical Services (Symbiosis), a fast-growing contract manufacturing organisation (CMO) specialising in sterile manufacture of vaccines, pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals, and headquartered in Stirling, UK, has appointed Mr. John McCormick as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and executive member of its Board of Directors.Previously operations development director at Symbiosis, Mr. McCormick has 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry in various… Read More

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