The Northern Powerhouse life sciences and healthcare sectors have a lot to offer and the region is home to cutting-edge and industry leading businesses attracting globally established companies.
The life sciences sector in the Northern Powerhouse employs over half a million people and of the £10.8billion turnover contributed to the UK economy by the industry, companies established in the region, make a major contribution.
The region is also recognised as a leading hub for biotech and bio-pharmaceuticals. Almost 50% is all UK exports in medical and pharmaceutical products come from the north.
With world-renowned universities and a heritage in manufacturing and engineering, the capabilities of the region are significant. The N8 Research Partnership for example unites the eight most research-intensive universities in the North, including: Durham, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and York. The Northern Powerhouse region is also leading in sponsored clinical studies and is conducting over 30% of the UK’s studies.
The North has many centres of excellence, including the home of wonder material graphene in Manchester, a centre of excellence in precision medicine in Leeds, the School of Tropical Medicine in Liverpool, the Institute for Ageing in Newcastle and one of the UK’s largest medical devices clusters in Sheffield. The Northern Powerhouse’s life sciences sectors unites a wealth of world-class expertise and business talent and is a place where businesses and industry prosper. Come along to stand [Insert stand number] and see for yourself what Northern Powerhouse companies have to offer.