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Transforming UK life science sites

Life Sciences Minister launches toolkit to support growth of UK life science sites.

Life Sciences Minister George Freeman

Life Sciences Minister George Freeman has today (4 March 2016) launched a toolkit to help those involved in supporting the growth of UK life science sites.

The report Transforming UK Life Science Sites - A Toolkit for Action was produced by leaders in the sector, drawing on their own experience of growing and transitioning important UK sites.

The toolkit aims to provide a starting point for those facing major change at key life science sites and capture valuable knowledge and experience to share with others across the UK.

Life Sciences Minister George Freeman said:

The UK has one of the strongest, most dynamic and globally competitive life science industries in the world that generates annual turnover of over £50 billion, employs over 180,000 and ranks top in Europe in attracting foreign direct investment.

However, the global business model is continually changing and presents ongoing challenges as personalised medicines, outsourcing and offshoring result in fewer large single business manufacturing and R&D sites.

Working together, government and the sector can ensure the continued growth of the UK life sciences industry that plays such a vital role in contributing to prosperity and improved healthcare for all.

Read the report

Transforming UK Life Science Sites - A Toolkit for Action

Published 4 March 2016