The American MSD has opened a global center in Prague, which will be put into operation by 1.5 manufacturers
The American pharmaceutical company MSD will spend $ 60 million (1.5 billion crowns) in the Czech Republic over the course of three years on the operation of its new development center. Of this, 80 percent is staff costs and five are rental and design of Riverview buildings and operating costs. The center, open this week, employs a total of more than 500 highly qualified IT specialists, economists, biologists and doctors.
According to companies, the decision to locate a global innovative IT center in Prague was based on a sufficient number of qualified workers offered by the Czech capital. “We decided to open an innovative center in Prague, because Prague offers quality and educated specialists with a high level of knowledge and professional skills. We are looking for employees who have deep knowledge in the field of IT, or knowledge of biology, chemistry and medicine, “said Clark Golestani, Global Director of IT at MSD.
The innovative center is located in 6,200 square meters of leased offices, ie about 90 percent of the area of Skanska’s six-storey Riverview building in Smíchov, Prague. Originally, MSD chose the smaller Hadovka Office Park in Prague 6, but last year it changed its decision.
The center focuses mainly on mathematical modeling, security information, mobile technology and data analysis. Leading pharmaceutical companies have a large amount of research and development data available, from manufacturing or other activities. Many of them are not yet fully utilized, the Prague IT center wants to change that.
At the same time, the Global Innovation Center project is intended to directly help the rapid development of the former factory district in Smíchov. However, it will also be progressive in its internal structure. For example, it will bring a number of original communication solutions within companies, where employees will be able to capture and share information within buildings, for example, using visualization aids and interactive panels.
|The company has been in the Czech Republic for over two decades|
|The pharmaceutical company MSD has been operating in the Czech Republic since 1992. It focuses on biological treatment, the area of nursing homes, the treatment of diabetes and other diseases. MSD is a business name of Merck & Co, headquartered in New Jersey.|