8 May, 2008
Biosciences Company Semiramis Genetics is to open a new, permanent office on Manchester Science Park, marking the firm's graduation to full tenancy on the Park.
Semiramis Genetics, founded by Russian scientist Dr Dimitrij Plachov, opened an office last year at Manchester International Innovation Centre (MIIC), a soft landing facility based at the Science Park.
Semiramis, which supply the renowned Genecraft molecular biology products to life sciences markets across the world, will move from MIIC to their new, permanent office on the Science Park in June.
“The UK market is unique and we feel that a base in Manchester will give us an edge over our competitors,” explained Semiramis Sales Manager, Agnieszka Zimniewicz.
Semiramis already supply Genecraft products to universities in a number of UK cities as well as to clients in Korea, Taiwan and the USA and Agnieszka is currently working on growing the customer base both in the UK as well as internationally.
“Winning new customers is a slow process,” she admitted. “However we feel there is potential to develop the company in the UK and taking an office on the Science Park is a sign of our commitment to that market.”
Jane Davies, CEO of Manchester Science Parks (msp), explained that MIIC was set up in 2005 by msp, Manchester City Council and MIDAS (Manchester’s Inward Investment Agency) to encourage inward investment into the city region.
“Semiramis are one of 27 international companies who have soft landed at MIIC over the past two years,” said Ms Davies.
“The majority of those companies have gone on to open offices in Greater Manchester, investing back into the regional economy in the form of jobs and innovative ideas.
“I am delighted Semiramis Genetics has taken the decision to open a permanent office on Manchester Science Park and I wish them good luck for the future,” she concluded.