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The world-leading Oxfordshire life sciences and healthcare sector

10:58 24 June in Life Sciences & Healthcare, Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire, one of the leading life sciences and healthcare clusters in Europe, is home to numerous national assets and leading companies from within the sector.

Learn more about one of Europe’s most- successful Life Sciences clusters with a track record in establishing and attracting world-leading life sciences and healthcare businesses, in the OxLEP’s Oxfordshire Life Sciences and Healthcare Sector brochure 2020.

Home to the University of Oxford, Oxfordshire is part of the UK’s ‘Golden Triangle’, forming an area of significant economic growth and expertise in Life Sciences and Health, alongside Cambridge and London.

The cluster of Life Sciences and Healthcare companies in Oxfordshire provides a critical mass that spurs innovation through extensive multidisciplinary collaboration.

National assets include the Rosalind Franklin Research Institute, Diamond Light Source and STFC’s Central Laser Facility at Harwell Campus and the Structural Genomics Consortium.

The Oxfordshire Local Industrial Strategy positions the county as one of the top-three global innovation ecosystems. It highlights Oxfordshire’s world-leading science and technology cluster and its unsurpassed potential to be a pioneer for the UK through its emerging transformative technologies and sectors.

World-leading spinouts from the University of Oxford include; Oxford Nanopore, Immunocore and Adaptimmune. Foreign-owned companies who have expanded or established operations in Oxfordshire recently include; Novo Nordisk, Intuitive Surgical, Abbott Diabetes Care, Intrexon, Evotec, Sysmex, Agilent and Vertex.

Phil Southall, Managing Director, Oxford Bus Company and President of Oxfordshire Chamber of Commerce, comments:

‘Delighted to see the publication of OxLEP’s new Oxfordshire Life Sciences and Healthcare Sector brochure 2020, highlighting many of the key, internationally significant assets which make the county a destination of choice for business investment. These include the University of Oxford, the number one university in the world for the fourth year in succession; a strong cluster of Life Sciences and Healthcare companies which fuels world-leading innovation; a highly skilled workforce; and excellent connections to other global centres’.