Edinburgh BioQuarter is a leading global destination for healthcare delivery, groundbreaking medical research and life sciences innovation and entrepreneurship. BioQuarter is a growing health and life sciences campus which is backed by a formidable partnership between the City of Edinburgh Council, NHS Lothian, Scottish Enterprise and the University of Edinburgh. The 100 acre BioQuarter campus - located 3 miles from the city centre – includes numerous healthcare, research and enterprise buildings: the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, the University of Edinburgh’s Medical School, the Queen's Medical Research Institute, MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine and NINE - Life Sciences Innovation Centre and Incubator. BioQuarter will grow significantly over the next several years, into the largest single-site development in the country for health and life sciences.
Home to a vibrant community of experts working in clinical, academic and commercial settings, at BioQuarter we translate groundbreaking research and discoveries into life-changing new treatments and cures. BioQuarter’s significant experimental and translational research capabilities are strengthened by the co-location of bench and clinical settings in research areas including: inflammation research, cardiovascular science, reproductive health and regenerative medicine. With major investment in technologies including imaging, molecular pathology and bioinformatics, capabilities extend from very early bench research to clinical interface (trials, health informatics), with over one million patients visiting the site each year. BioQuarter offer leading capabilities in health informatics – the Big Data driving precision information, better development time and better patient treatment – and the University’s School of Informatics is number two in the QS World Rankings.
BioQuarter is home to some of Scotland’s most innovative life science companies working to develop drugs, products and providing services for the commercial life sciences market. Amongst a network of leading clinical-academics, and a growing number of award-winning entrepreneurs, resident enjoy opportunities to collaborate with top academics, clinicians, patients and clinical trials teams, imaging experts and likeminded entrepreneurs. At the heart of BioQuarter’s objectives sit the innovation and entrepreneurship underpinning jobs creation and economic growth. Through new infrastructure investment of up to £1Bn – including commercial collaboration space in each new building – BioQuarter will revolutionise healthcare and benefit society in Edinburgh, Scotland and beyond.
Edinburgh presents one of the most attractive locations to live and work in the UK. Scotland’s capital has recently been named the top city for inward investment by global consultancy Arcadis. And when it comes to inward investment, Scotland is second only to London in attracting venture finance for life sciences companies. Edinburgh boasts a roll call of four universities, 15,000 new graduates per year and 60 per cent of the population is educated to degree level or above. With a global reputation for innovation in life sciences, Edinburgh has high new business success rates having topped the coveted Startups Cities Index in 2017.
Scotland’s thriving life sciences sector employs over 37,000 people, across 700 organisations One of Europe’s most accessible, connected and collaborative clusters, it is well placed to capitalise on emerging digital health opportunities including data analysis and mobile health. Scotland’s key strengths reside in pharma services, regenerative medicine, translational and precision medicine, medical technologies and animal health.
Across a campus which is purpose-built for collaboration, 7,500 dedicated people – from academics to entrepreneurs, researchers to frontline NHS professionals – are fostering opportunities for innovation, ultimately leading to improved patient care and revolutionary new treatments. It is no exaggeration to state that the talent and global connections at Edinburgh BioQuarter are truly outstanding.
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