Farfield Group Ltd., a Company from the North West of the UK, was warmly received by Pittsburgh Mayor Ravenstahl at his civic office in downtown Pittsburgh, PA on Tuesday 28th November 2006. Farfield Group, who earlier this year chose Pittsburgh to establish their first US office, Farfield Scientific Inc., are a world-leading Nanotechnology Company supplying to leading technologists in industry and academia.
Farfield’s customers are the next generation of discovery scientists in both materials and life science research. Farfield’s Chairman, Paul Barraclough (pictured here with Mayor Ravenstahl, Farfield’s CFO Louise Madden and local Application Scientist Mark Gostock) commented, “Pittsburgh has the potential to be the centre of the nanotechnology revolution. The strength of the local scientific community is second to none. The city has clearly reinvented itself, creating a welcoming environment which matches our optimism and expectations for success. Mayor Ravenstahl clearly is embracing the technologies of the future. He intends to showcase Farfield alongside the very best of Pittsburgh’s emerging community of High Technology Start-up Companies.”
“Pittsburgh has emerged as the leading city in science and technology. Our business-friendly environment is attracting leading innovators throughout the world, such as Farfield Group Ltd., into our city” said Mayor Ravenstahl. “We’ve transformed our city, we’ve transformed the way we do business, and it’s a great story to tell.”
Farfield Scientific Inc. has already established a community of scientific advocates for its technology in Pittsburgh, in fields as diverse as RF tagging, HIV drug discovery and cancer research. Louise Madden said “We expect this user base to spearhead the growth in our sales throughout the US. It is our vision that Farfield’s technology can benefit every person on the planet and the researchers in this city are already beginning to achieve that.” Farfield’s founder and President of Farfield Scientific Inc, Dr Neville Freeman added “On the personal level, I couldn’t have asked for a better situation. This is such a friendly city in which to work”.