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Amersham International

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of Amersham

1982 The Radiochemical Centre was privatised as Amersham International. Amersham used 2 nuclear reactors at Harwell to make most of the isotopes it sold; the rest were made in a cyclotron. [1]

1997 The life sciences division was merged with Pharmacia Biotech of Sweden, becoming Amersham Biosciences; soon after Amersham International merged with Nycomed, a Norwegian diagnostics company, to became Nycomed Amersham plc[2]

2001 Became Amersham plc

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Feb 26, 1982
  2. The Times Oct. 9, 2003