Sustainable production is necessary for the growth of Scotland’s Life Sciences industry

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Making the production of pharmaceuticals more efficient will enable life-changing drugs to reach patients sooner. There are many healthcare challenges that societies, insurers and governments now face, including the increasing cost of healthcare and an ever-aging population requiring long-term care. The proliferation of chronic diseases, which require continuous medication, is also putting healthcare services under […]

Improving collaboration would boost innovation and commercialisation of Life Sciences sector

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Successfully blending the skills, needs and goals of academia, the NHS and Scotland’s Life Sciences companies is key in ensuring the country maintains its global leading position in innovation and commercialisation. Enhancing collaboration will be key in driving innovation and ultimately in providing better healthcare solutions to the public as well as generating profits for […]

Why study life sciences in Scotland?

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Why study life sciences in Scotland? This is a question I first encountered in high school when applying for my undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at the University of Glasgow. Now, I find myself as a final year PhD student in the Institute of Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences and I am yet to find a reason […]

A Healthy Business Environment for Life Science Success

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The latest Life Science strategy for Scotland continues the drive to ensure that Scotland is the location of choice for life sciences businesses, researchers, healthcare professionals and investors whilst increasing the sector’s contribution to Scotland’s economic growth. It’s a successful approach. The latest EY attractiveness survey shows Scotland attracted 122 FDI projects in 2016, remaining […]

Delivering Scotch Whisky growth during and after Brexit

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Scotch Whisky leads the way for Scotland’s food and drink exports around the world. Wherever I have travelled – from the US to the Middle East, from Hong Kong to Brussels – people know about Scotland’s national drink, many have tried it and, of those, I have found a lot of whisky enthusiasts just passionate […]