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What the Brexit implementation period means for the life sciences sector

“The Life Sciences Scotland Industry Leadership Group, welcomes the intent of the UK Governments Technical paper dated 6th Aug.  It is hugely important that patient safety, continuity of supply of medicines and an understanding of how business can operate in the coming years is communicated such that planning can continue.  The Industry Leadership Group maintains its previously communicated position that for the Scottish Life Sciences...

Eilidh Mactier: Life Sciences could be economic lifeline post-Brexit

With so much gloom hanging over the uncertainty of the post-Brexit economic future, it’s easy to lose sight of the many success stories unfolding here. One prime example is Scotland’s thriving life sciences sector where expanding technology and research businesses are proving to be a hot spot for indigenous and international investment. Scotland is an ideal location for a strong global life sciences industry, ranking...

GSK chief urges government to secure Brexit transition deal by April

The boss of Britain’s biggest pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline, has urged the government to sign a two-year transition deal by April to ensure the industry can cope with the impact of Brexit. Emma Walmsley, GSK’s chief executive, said the tight deadline was key to giving businesses the clarity needed to invest. “The most important thing is that we get a transition period of at least two years,...

Life Sciences Scotland Open Brexit Letter – Dave Tudor

I am writing on behalf of Life Sciences Scotland, the Industry Leadership group for Life Sciences in Scotland, to outline the critical areas we believe need to be addressed as the UK negotiates its exit from the European Union. The Scottish life sciences sector employs 37,000 people across some 700 organisations.  Companies in the sector contribute more than £4.2bn turnover and about £2bn gross value...

Scottish firm Cuantec pioneers green food wrapping alternative

The Scottish biotech firm revolutionises food packaging waste with the introduction of a new food wrapping film which could drastically decrease volumes of waste. Cuantec, based in Motherwell, will seek approval next year for its antimicrobial food packaging material, which is derived from chitosan, a biopolymer used in glues and dyes, based in a substance found in langoustine shells. The company would look to achieve...

Arrayjet selling direct to Europe

Europe is a key market for Arrayjet, a specialist biological inkjet printing company based near Edinburgh. Get insights on the company’s export tactics and why Arrayjet is keen to develop its European markets. Arrayjet is a specialist biological inkjet printing company based at the Midlothian Innovation Centre in Roslin, near Edinburgh. The Scottish company is committed to developing its European markets, regardless of how Brexit...

Putting skills development at the heart of Life and Chemical Sciences

Ronnie Palin – Key Sector Manager – Life and Chemical Sciences, Skills Development Scotland There are a series of reasons why skills are considered a key issue for companies in Scotland’s Life Sciences and Chemical Sciences sectors. Remaining competitive and productive in these sectors requires a highly skilled workforce that can achieve innovation whilst maintaining operational excellence. When considered against the backdrop of issues ranging...

UK Participation in Horizon 2020: overview with Q&A

An overview of the implications of the Joint Report on progress during the first Brexit phase for the UK’s relationship with Horizon 2020. The European Council formally agreed on 15 December that sufficient progress had been made to move on to the second stage of Brexit negotiations and the UK and EU have committed to translating the Joint Report into a legally-binding Withdrawal Agreement as...

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