Keeping Scotland at the forefront of life science innovation

Good post from Dr Mike Capaldi, CEO, Sunergos Innovations highlighting that ” modern biomedical scientists come in all forms; physicists, chemists, geneticists, surgeons, and mathematicians to name a few. Curing many of the – as yet – untreatable diseases requires new approaches and multiple inputs.”

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(Guest Blog) Stimulating innovation and sector growth through university/industry collaborations  Dr Mike Capaldi, CEO, Sunergos Innovations

Scotland has always been at the forefront of life science innovation with Edinburgh playing a key role, from Lister’s discovery of antiseptic and Simpson’s discovery of chloroform to the cloning of the world’s first mammal, Dolly the sheep.

Today, Edinburgh and the Lothians continue to be significant contributors to Scotland’s growing life science sector, accounting for almost half of Scotland’s biotechnology industry. The development of Edinburgh BioQuarter perhaps epitomises the direction the sector is adopting to remain a significant player on the world stage.

BioQuarter’s role is to capture biomedical innovation in all forms and develop and package it so that it attracts the interest of industry and investors.  Effectively we are helping create the building blocks of Scotland’s life science economy.

And we should be in no doubt that in…

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