The Health & Life Science Sector

The UK is the third largest market for medical technology in Europe, generating £56bn annually, and leading Europe in terms of foreign direct investment into this sector.

Health & Life Sciences encompass companies in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, biomedical technologies, life systems technologies, nutraceuticals, and cosmeceuticals, with outputs including precision medicine, advanced therapies, and improved food quality and sustainability.

With over £2bn of public funding investment in health and life science research via Research Councils and the National Institute for Health Research Programme, UK funders are keen to ensure UK companies remain at the forefront of global health and life science industries.