Case study

A global centre for life sciences

A global centre for life sciences

Last updated 09 January 2020


The UK is a thriving centre for biomedical and healthcare innovation. It’s well placed to help the world deal with modern health challenges, including ageing populations and chronic disease.

Along with Boston and San Francisco, the UK is one of the top 3 life sciences hubs in the world. It attracts significant financing for life sciences ventures and innovation. This investment fuels a thriving cluster of life sciences businesses and a strong supply of products going through clinical trials.

The UK National Health Service (NHS) is the largest integrated healthcare system in the world. The data and clinical trial opportunities the NHS offers help to accelerate new treatments on a scale that doesn’t exist anywhere else.

Investment and a strong infrastructure have seen UK life sciences exports grow to more than £30 billion a year.

In 2016, the UK exported 48% of its life sciences manufacturing products to the EU and 52% to the rest of the world.

The UK doesn’t just export life sciences goods. We have thriving services and supply chain companies that support the development and launch of life sciences products.

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