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Why you should attend The Scotsman’s 2018 life sciences conference

Scotland’s life sciences community will come together again this month to set a course for the industry to meet its ambitious turnover target of £8 billion by 2025.

The title of the event, Moving Forward Together: To 2025 and Beyond captures the two key themes: momentum and collaboration.

Currently, the most up-to-date figures for the life sciences sector in Scotland are from 2015 and show a turnover of £4.2bn, with around 700 life sciences organisations supporting 37,000 jobs. New statistics for 2016 are imminent and sector leaders hope they will show a clear pathway to the 2025 target.

Dave Tudor, co-chair of the Life Sciences Scotland Industry Leadership Group (LSS ILG) and a Vice-President at GSK, says: “Last year was about bringing the whole life sciences community together around the strategy and supporting its four key themes. This year is about showing momentum towards the 2025 target and fostering strong collaboration at all levels.” That means celebrating high-level collaborative successes like the announcement that a Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (MMIC) is coming to Renfrewshire (covered in detail in this supplement) – as well as understanding what advice and support young life sciences businesses need to turn them into the next big success stories.

Read more about the event here.

Find out about other life sciences events that could help you grow in Scotland, here.

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