USA’S Applied Materials acquires Sci-Tech Daresbury’s Perceptive Engineering

8th November 2020

Perceptive Engineering based at Liverpool City Region’s Sci-Tech Daresbury has been acquired by US company, Applied Materials.

Applied Materials are a US$17 billion corporation based out of Santa Clara. They are global supplier of hardware, software and services to the semiconductor, flexible electronics and packaging sectors. They have acquired Perceptive Engineering as part of their strategic plan to build a stronger presence and business in the pharmaceutical sector.

Perceptive Engineering Ltd are a leader in advanced process control and model predictive control in the pharmaceutical industry. Perceptive’ s PharmaMV® advanced process control (APC) platform complements Applied Materials’ SmartFactory Rx® portfolio by bringing the value of multi-variate data analysis, model predictive control, and machine learning algorithms to the pharmaceutical industry.

Amos Dor, Managing Director of Applied Materials Pharma, said:

“Adding the domain expertise and power of PharmaMV to the SmartFactory Rx Industry 4.0 platform and team, enables the customers we serve to bring powerful new therapies to market with assured quality, higher yields, reduced costs and all with optimized productivity.”

David Lovett, Managing Director of Perceptive Engineering said:,

“We now have the opportunity, through the combination of the SmartFactory Rx and PharmaMV platforms, to create the next level in digital maturity and manufacturing excellence. We are excited to become part of the Applied Materials family where our passion for innovation in the pharma sector can reach new heights.”


8th November 2020