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Research partnerships

Great science means sharing knowledge and resources to work faster and achieve more.


Academic collaborations are a rich source of creativity and scientific talent. Pooling resources and expertise can help the UK life sciences community to find and develop more new medicines and vaccines. It’s what we call our “R&D ecosystem”.

Pfizer contributes to hundreds of research collaborations and strategic alliances across the UK.1 Through these partnerships, we work with scientists, academics and clinicians to deliver world leading scientific research.


Rare Disease Consortium

Through the Rare Disease Consortium (RDC), we are partnering with the Global Medical Excellence Cluster (GMEC), a group of six leading UK universities, to identify and work together to develop new medicines for rare diseases, accelerating the discovery of new treatments for rare conditions.

The Stratified Medicine Programme

We are proud to be a pharmaceutical sponsor of the Stratified Medicine Programme, a collaborative initiative that aims to make a difference to patients with cancer through ‘precision’ medicine.


Our INSPIRE partnerships with NHS research networks are part of Pfizer’s international network of preferred sites for clinical research, helping to bring innovative medicines to patients in the UK and around the world.




  1. Pfizer data on file. July 2017.
PP-PFE-GBR-0645 / Sept 2017