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Life sciences

Life Sciences

Supporting the growth of the life sciences sector in the Highlands and Islands

Life sciences in our region

The life sciences growth sector covers health tech for human and animals and biotechnology.

Technology companies also pursue opportunities in the health and wellbeing markets and develop innovative technology solutions.

Companies in this highly innovative sector often generate above average salaries and have an international outlook.  Regulatory requirements for commercialisation of life sciences products often results in longer periods of research and development which demand specialist financial investment and extended timescales for return on investment. We can support your business through all stages of your growth.

Find out more about our support available through Business to Healthcare, Pathfinder Accelerator and our co-working spaces on Inverness Campus and the European Marine Science Park in Oban.

Keep up to date with news by joining our LinkedIn group or following us on Twitter @hilifesciences.

Discover the Life Sciences Sub-Sectors

There are a number of growth areas in life sciences across the Highlands and Islands. Discover more about what they are and how they're contributing to our regional economy.

Life Sciences Statistics


Life Sciences organisations


people working in the industry in our region.


universities active in Life Sciences in the region


annual turnover


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