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The life sciences sector is broad and complex. It includes the fields of human and animal health, marine biotechnology, natural products, chemical and pharmaceutical sciences and digital technology.
The sector typically delivers high levels of innovation with businesses generally international in their outlook and generating above average salaries. Regulatory requirements in the route to commercialisation can often lead to longer periods of research and development which demand specialist financial investment and extended timescales for return on investment.
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The European Marine Science Park (EMSP) at Dunstaffnage near Oban is the venue for a three-day international marine science and technology summit this week (20-22 September).
Inverness-based LifeScan Scotland, part of the wider LifeScan Inc., is to embark on an £8.7 million investment to innovate the research, development and manufacturing capabilities of its newest technologies.
A £19m initiative by the University of the Highlands and Islands, to develop a school encompassing health, social care and wellbeing, has secured a £4 million investment from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).
Two new life science ventures are being established at the Alexander Graham Bell Centre in Elgin, Moray, after securing financial support from Highlands and Island Enterprise (HIE).
The first business sector occupier has been confirmed for Inverness Campus, bringing or creating new jobs at the 215-acre site.
Start-up company, Scottish Vet Referrals, is developing a plot on the campus for the north of Scotland’s first purpose-built veterinary referral practice.