Established in 2004, Edinburgh BioQuarter is the flagship initiative for stimulating and accommodating the growth of Scotland’s Life Sciences sector. The opportunity to establish BioQuarter as one of the world’s leading locations for translational medicine, stem cells & regenerative medicine, and healthcare informatics is based on the co-location of on-site academic research capabilities and facilities of the University of Edinburgh College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine, the clinical expertise within the 900-bed Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and a growing on-site cluster of commercial bio-medical R&D. Expertise at the BioQuarter is supported by a robust and unique clinical trial infrastructure and supply chain.
The planned significant investment by the Edinburgh BioQuarter Partnership (Scottish Enterprise, University of Edinburgh, NHS Lothian and the City of Edinburgh Council) over the next 5 years will strengthen considerably BioQuarter’s clinical, research and development capabilities offering new commercial opportunities as a result. All new developments will incorporate space for commercial collaboration in strategically and commercially relevant health and life science sector disciplines to enhance BioQuarters overall place competitiveness.