Medicine advances

Work is starting on a £38m hub complex where biotech companies can develop advanced medicines.

Interserve, which has worked on Teesside for nearly 60 years, is designing and building the government-backed National Biologics Manufacturing Centre.

It will have up to four floors, giving up to 40,000sq ft with laboratories and clean rooms where companies of all sizes can develop, prove, prototype and scale up the next generation of biologic products, processes and technology.