TRN – The Research Network Ltd is a new company that is dedicated to providing independent outsourcing know how to biopharmaceutical companies to improve their productivity, access skills and capital through contract research organisations. “We are a talented team of experienced drug discovery scientists who have a broad knowledge of the scientific services market place, what things cost, how long projects will take and who provides the best service”, say Andy McElroy, CEO of the newly launched company. “Improved research productivity is paramount to every biotechnology and pharmaceutical company. Outsourcing provides the budgetary, skills and capital flexibility that companies need however it can be difficult to find the right partners and then ensure that they deliver what is expected in terms of quality, on time and on budget. Finding a solution provider is the first challenge, but weaving them into an effective multi-company project team and making sure that the complexity does not hamper the project is even more complex. We have a team that has been doing this successfully for Pfizer for a number of years so it did not take any time to decide that other companies would benefit from the same service and set up TRN.”The Research Network has its offices in the newly announced Discovery Park Enterprise Zone, Sandwich Kent http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-14556823 . Its one of a number of companies that will be launched by ex-employees of Pfizer R&D.