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Health & Life Sciences

Liverpool’s global leadership in health and life sciences is driving innovation in specialist areas such as: Infection; Precision Medicine; Children’s Health; Veterinary Science; Independent Living; and Big Data, Sensors and Internet of Things.

At the heart of our life sciences cluster is the Liverpool Knowledge Quarter, which is home to the University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. The area is fast becoming one of the world’s leading innovation districts and upon completion of its new hospitals, will be one of the largest academic and clinical campuses in the UK.

  • Major European Biomanufacturing cluster
  • Highest number of specialist hospitals outside of London
  • Home to the world renowned Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
  • The highest concentration of Category Level 3 laboratories in the UK
The UK's North West is the UK’s third largest life sciences sector by employee numbers

There is no better validation of Liverpool’s medical credentials than the global players that choose to locate and reinvest here. From stem cell and gene therapy treatments and nutraceuticals research and development, to large scale manufacturing and the production of pharmaceuticals, vaccines and biologics.

Liverpool is home to companies delivering world-class solutions in life sciences from research and trials to medical manufacturing. Significant new investments in modern production facilities at these companies have created a vibrant, efficient and cost-competitive environment to produce new drugs and vaccines.

  • The North West is the UK’s third largest life sciences sector by employee numbers
  • World class research centres of excellence and facilities
  • Life sciences worth in excess of £1.7 billion per annum

The emergence of sensor technologies, big data and robotics is changing the possibilities and processes in the life sciences sector. Liverpool is leading the way with its LCR 4.0 programme, creating a new infrastructure that connects physical and digital assets to make the industrial internet a reality.

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