Life sciences and biotech

November 15, 2020

Over 700 life sciences organisations employ more than 37,000 people, making Scotland one of the largest life sciences clusters in Europe. Scotland is home to a thriving biocluster, providing the ideal environment for innovation and company growth with key sites including Edinburgh BioQuarter and Inverness Campus. There are also innovation centres covering: stratified medicine, sensors, digital health, industrial biotechnology and aquaculture. Scotland’s unified healthcare provider, the NHS, works closely with industry and academia, supported by the dedicated cross-party organisation, LISAB. The NHS provides co-ordinated access to clinical investigators and patients through single point of contact for industry, accessible clinical research support infrastructures, and streamlined and timely clinical trial approvals.