Vibrant, Diverse and Growing Company Base


Scotland is one of the largest Life Sciences clusters in Europe, employing over 41,000 people across some 770 organisations. Companies in the sector contribute in excess of £6.5bn turnover and about £2.4bn gross value added to the Scottish economy. The Scottish life sciences sector has grown at 9.6% per annum since 2010, putting it on track to exceed the strategy target of £8bn by 2025.

Scotland is home to a range of multinationals and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with a strong track record of creating and growing start ups. A thriving entrepreneurial culture in our universities creates more spin-outs than any other region of the UK.

Scotland has comprehensive supply chains and world class manufacturing expertise supplying chemical and healthcare equipment, pharmaceutical services, medicines, vaccines and diagnostics to the world.