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Medicines Manufacturing Innovation

The UK’s first Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (MMIC) is headquartered in Scotland and will be a unique and world-leading facility focusing on:

  • Small molecule and pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Speeding the development of next-generation medicines
  • Increasing technology opportunities within the medicines supply chain.

Industry, academia, healthcare providers and regulators will work collaboratively to address industry challenges and de-risk new technologies, providing a clear pathway for the widespread adoption of new medicines.

Companies of all sizes will be able to use the facilities located next to Glasgow Airport to evaluate, test and prototype processes using an array of advanced technologies including continuous, digital and autonomous manufacturing. The centre will use next-generation technology to produce drugs more efficiently and meet the health challenges of now, and the future, by bringing new medicines to market safely and quickly.


Medical Device Manufacturing Advice & Facilities

The Medical Device Manufacturing Centre (MDMC) provides medical device developers and manufacturers with the advice, technical expertise, and facilities essential for companies that are seeking to translate medical device concepts to commercial products. The MDMC provides expert advice on manufacturing, engineering, regulatory issues and funding, coupled with technically supported access to manufacturing facilities. Free for Scottish SMEs, the MDMC assists companies in the translation of medical device concepts through to small batch commercial prototypes. 


World Class Facility for the Future of Manufacturing

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) enables ground-breaking manufacturing research so that companies can transform their productivity levels, become more competitive and boost the skills of their workforce.  NMIS brings together industry, academia and the public sector to innovate and grow businesses across Scotland through the development of its new world-class facilities next to the site of Glasgow Airport.  This includes:

  • Manufacturing Skills Academy
  • Digital Factory
  • Lightweight Manufacturing Centre
  • Collaboration Hub


Advice for Manufacturing Companies

The Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service is focused on developing a culture of business excellence in all manufacturing companies in Scotland. Working with thousands of businesses, SMAS plays a vital role in helping manufacturers in Scotland to achieve success in an increasingly competitive global economy. Cost, quality and delivery performance, along with increased capacity, process improvements and enhanced staff morale are just some of the benefits that clients are now enjoying.



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