Issue Date: July 23, 2012
Former Pfizer Scientists Try Entrepreneurship After Layoffs
Torren Peakman’s 13 years at Pfizer’s flagship European R&D campus in Sandwich, England, came to an end when he was laid off in the second half of 2011. “It was hard. There’s nothing else in the area,” says Peakman, an analytical chemist with a doctorate.
Peakman was among 2,400 full-time staff and hundreds of contractors in Sandwich who were told in February 2011 that they would lose their jobs and that the site—which . . .
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