New online platform will showcase Scotland’s life sciences sector to the world

New online platform will showcase Scotland’s life sciences sector to the world

The button has been pressed on an internet platform that may showcase Scotland’s life sciences sector to the world.

Scientists at work at LifeArc, formerly Medical Research Council Technology, at BioQuarter Edinburgh, pictured in 2018. Picture: Scottish Enterprise/Colin Hattersley
Scientists at work at LifeArc, previously Medical Analysis Council Expertise, at BioQuarter Edinburgh, pictured in 2018. Image: Scottish Enterprise/Colin Hattersley

Scottish Enterprise has partnered with the UK Healthcare Pavilion, an trade portal that permits abroad clients to attach with modern healthcare and life sciences corporations and organisations based mostly in Scotland and the broader UK.

The platform will present a searchable listing of companies that may allow consumers and healthcare suppliers to determine and interact with trade and well being organisations.

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The discussion board will even present information, insights and interviews from a wide range of “key opinion leaders and coverage makers”.

Suzanne Sosna, interim director of world commerce at Scottish Enterprise, mentioned: “Scotland’s healthcare and life science sectors are extremely regarded world wide as a result of our expert workforce, the modern firms situated right here and the collaborative surroundings created between the personal sector and our public establishments.

“The pavilion will assist our wider efforts to lift worldwide consciousness of the ground-breaking sectoral analysis going down and showcase the modern world healthcare options and applied sciences being developed in Scotland.

“With so many companies and customers pivoting to e-commerce as a result of ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, this on-line useful resource will even considerably improve the digital footprint of our healthcare and life science sectors.”

Scotland is recognised as one of many prime life science clusters in Europe, offering some 41,000 jobs throughout greater than 750 numerous organisations. The sector is on the right track to attain an financial contribution of £eight billion by 2025.

Throughout the platform, there’s a particular Scottish pavilion that highlights a number of the excellence the nation has to supply within the healthcare and life sciences sectors.

Paul Benton, managing director, worldwide, on the Affiliation of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) mentioned: “We’re delighted to have labored with software program developer Virti and different stakeholders to carry the UK Healthcare Pavilion to life.

“We all know how particular the UK’s healthcare and life sciences sector is, however there has by no means been a single entrance door that showcases its true breadth and capabilities. All through the pandemic, organisations have additionally advised us how they’re struggling to attach with world audiences because of the closure of bodily borders.”

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