He said: “The North has invested heavily in wet lab space and has an abundance of available low-cost space for companies looking to work in close proximity to leading hospitals and universities such as the stellar facilities at Alderley Park near Manchester, City Labs in the centre of Manchester, NETpark and the Wilton Centre in Durham and Teesside, and the new Liverpool Science Park among many other centres.
“With excellent transport links set to be improved with HS2, an excellent infrastructure and significant government investment through the Northern Powerhouse, the North is cost-effective and offers a high standard of living.
“Instead of looking to build more in an already over-crowded expensive South East, the current availability of wet lab space offers a distinct opportunity for people to set up and conduct their R&D and manufacturing in the North. The North already exports over £8.1bn of medicinal and pharmaceutical products per year.”
For any more information contact Hannah Davies, Communications Manager at the NHSA hannah.davies@theNHSA.co.uk, 07342882383
The Northern Health Science Alliance Ltd (NHSA) is a partnership established by the leading Universities and NHS Hospital Trusts in the North of England to improve the health and wealth of the region by creating an internationally recognised life science and healthcare system.
The NHSA links eight universities and eight NHS Teaching Trusts with the newly formed Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs). Together the Alliance and the four Northern AHSNs cover a patient population of over 15 million people.
The NHSA acts as a single portal bringing together research, health science innovation and commercialisation to provide benefits for researchers, universities and patients.
More information is available on www.thenhsa.co.uk
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