Norbrook founder Lord Ballyedmond killed in helicopter crash

Lord Ballyedmond, founder and chairman of veterinary pharmaceutical company Norbrook Laboratories, has been confirmed as one of four people killed in a helicopter crash in Norfolk.

The BBC reported that the helicopter came down in a field near Beccles, on Thursday evening.

Edward Haughey, Lord Ballyedmond, founded Norbrook Laboratories in 1968. “In true entrepreneurial fashion, Lord Ballyedmond identified an opportunity with the implementation of the Medicines Act 1968 and subsequently pioneered contract manufacturing of pharmaceuticals in the UK,” the company says on its website. “Forty years on, Norbrook continues to lead the world in contract manufacture, by not only meeting the high regulatory demands, but also through an on-going commitment to research and development.”

“Norbrook is very proud of the fact that it is the only company in the world which is licenced by the United States Food and Drugs Administration to manufacture sterile injections for veterinary use outside the USA and import them for sale in USA territory,” it says. “This is an exceptional achievement which underlines not only the company’s outstanding manufacturing capabilities in Northern Ireland but also its unparalleled knowledge and expertise in regulatory and licencing requirements.”

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