Their early research took place in converted houses due to wartime city centre damage.
In 1965, the team had a breakthrough drug trial. It compared the compound now known as ibuprofen against aspirin for easing pain.
Four years later Boots launched "Brufen" as a prescription painkiller. By 1983 it was available over the counter becoming the first new non-prescription painkiller introduced since paracetamol in the mid-1950s and only the third since aspirin in 1915. Today a pack of ibuprofen is sold by Boots every two seconds. In the UK alone, annual sales reach over £150 million.
Plaque awarded: 2013
Location 1: BioCity Nottingham, Pennyfoot Street, Nottingham
Location 2: Building D6, Boots Beeston Factory Site, Dunkirk Industrial Estate, 1 Thane Road, Nottingham